According to NBC News, Afghan staffers working at the U.S. Embassy are doubtful about their chances of being evacuated.
The cable sent Saturday revealed that Afghan staff at embassy were instructed to travel to Hamid Karzai International airport in Kabul where the U.S. military leads the evacuations.
Although staff were warned about the dangers of working in difficult conditions, they didn't know what to expect, the cable stated. Afghans claimed they were cursed and spat upon by Taliban members near the airport.
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Staffers claimed that they were close to being separated from their loved ones. Others said that they had fallen in the midst of all the people.
According to the cable, it would be better to die under Talibans bullets than to face the crowds again. Another staff member said, "Happy to die here, but with dignity, pride."
Biden's administration is working to evacuate Americans, Afghan allies and others who are in danger. The Taliban quickly rose to power in Afghanistan and caught U.S. officials off guard.
The Taliban managed to seize control of Afghanistan from the Afghan military within two weeks. This despite the fact that Afghan forces had more troops, better equipment and years of U.S. training.
A spokesperson for the State Department stated that the United States has made a special commitment towards Afghan Embassy staff members who have experienced hardship, pain, and loss due to their willingness to work with us to create a better future.
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According to a White House official, there have been around 30,000 Afghans evacuated since July. Another 25,100 were evacuated since August 14, an official stated on Sunday.
Critics have criticized the administration for not correctly determining the timeline of a Taliban overthrow and being unable to evacuate those still in Afghanistan.
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