Biden claims that Afghanistan evacuation is going well


So those with papers and without them continue to converge on the airport. And in many cases, the Taliban is blocking their way. And sometimes those that are supposed to be airlifted out, are plagued by security issues.

A few days ago, 7 people were killed by the Taliban outside the airport.

Last week when 640 Afghans were boarding a C-17 transport aircraft the pilots made the decision to fly them to safety.

President Biden defended his decision not to extend the deadline. But G7 leaders do not agree. And they remain certain that the situation in Kabul will result in wide-scale massacres. They claim they are extending deadlines in order to avoid increasing bloodshed.

Biden says that everything is on track. And around 70,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul since the takeover. We do not know if this includes all US evacuations or other countries, as well. And no one seems to have a clear idea of how many are still there.

He claims 21,600 people were airlifted out of the country on Monday. And the White House claims 16,000 were being transported the previous day.