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France estimates ‘just a few dozen’ nationals stay in Afghanistan

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France on Tuesday stated “just a few dozen” of its nationals stay in Afghanistan, together with some who wished to be evacuated however weren’t capable of depart earlier than France’s final evacuation flight left Kabul final Friday.

Defence Ministry spokesman Hervé Grandjean informed journalists throughout a press convention that “all efforts are being made” to safe “a secure and orderly evacuation” for these left behind.

He added that that is the objective of talks with the Taliban that are actually below approach inside a United Nations framework.

Grandjean stated that among the individuals France had been unable to evacuate had been former Afghan workers of the French military who had requested for the nation’s safety.

France will do “the utmost” within the coming days and weeks to assist them getting out of Afghanistan, he stated.

France’s evacuation flights from August 17 to August 27 evacuated about 2,600 at-risk Afghans, together with 110 former workers of the French military and their households.

France withdrew its troops from Afghanistan on the finish of 2014.

As america ended its army operations in Afghanistan on Monday, some People additionally remained behind.

“We consider there are nonetheless a small variety of People, below 200 and sure nearer to 100, who stay in Afghanistan and wish to depart. We’re attempting to find out precisely what number of,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated late Monday.

The US army evacuated about 6,000 People in latest weeks and the administration has stated it’s dedicated to serving to any People who nonetheless wish to depart Afghanistan.

The USA evacuated extra than 123,000 individuals from Kabul with assist from its allies over the previous two weeks in a large however at instances chaotic airlift. Nonetheless, lots of those that helped Western nations throughout the conflict had been left behind and are nonetheless hoping to depart.

(FRANCE 24 with AP and Reuters)

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