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Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

Pentagon mobilizes US airlines to help Afghanistan evacuations






The Department of Defense has ordered commercial airlines to help with Afganistan evacuation efforts .Kabul Airport has been in chaos for days as thousands try to flee the country.


The Pentagon said 18 commercial flights operated by American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Omni Air; Hawaiian Airlines; and United Airlines will airlift people but not from Kabul Airport.


They will operate flights out of 'temporary safe havens and interim staging bases' such as Qatar and Germany where people were initially flown to.


 


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