White House: ‘Significant Number of Americans’ Remain in Afghanistan, Chaos Erupts at Airport

Violence and gunfire erupted on the Kabul airport as thousands of Afghans and others were trying to evacuate Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover on Sunday. At one point, numerous Afghans and others tried to hold on to the outside of an American plane as it was departing the airport, according to video footage. At least one person fell hundreds of feet after the plane took off, other footage shows. “I saw one person grabbing the plane when it moved and then later he fell down,” one man at the airport, who didn’t give his name, told the Wall Street Journal at the scene before he rushed away. More videos shared on Twitter showed throngs of people crowding around military planes on the tarmac. As of Sunday evening, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was totally evacuated, said State Department Ned Price, who confirmed that they were relocated to the Kabul airport. …

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