- Democratic lawmakers said that by the end of this month, all Americans and allies are unlikely to get rid of Afghanistan.
- So far, the United States and its allies have evacuated more than 37,000 people.
- However, the Taliban warned that if the United States tries to extend the deadline beyond August 31, the consequences will be disastrous.
The House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff stated that all Americans and allies are unlikely to leave Afghanistan before the August 31 deadline.
“I think this is possible, but considering the number of Americans who still need to evacuate, the number of SIVs, other members of the Afghan press, civil society leaders, and female leaders, I think it is unlikely.” Schiff told reporters on Monday“I can hardly imagine that this can be done from now to the end of this month.”
on Sunday, President Joe Biden proposes to extend the deadline Withdraw from the country to evacuate more Americans and allies who have cooperated with the United States and faced being killed by the Taliban.
However, the Taliban rejected these suggestions and If the U.S. military stays in the country after the deadline, it warns of “consequences.”
Thousands of Afghans arrived Leaving the country after the Taliban took over on August 15. The chaos at Kabul International Airport caused many people to die while trying to escape.
So far, more than 37,000 people have been evacuated by the United States and its allies. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Said on Monday.
Other lawmakers, such as the Afghan veteran Rep. Jason Crowe, also stated that he believes it is impossible to let everyone leave before the deadline.
“This deadline must be extended,” Crowe said in an interview Microsoft National Broadcasting Corporation“From now to the end of the month, we have no way to get the people we need to leave. This will not happen.”