Canadian navy flight evacuates 500 folks from Kabul as Taliban hardens deadline – Nationwide |

2021-08-24 21:08:01

A Canadian navy flight has evacuated greater than 500 folks from Kabul because the Taliban harden the deadline for the worldwide air bridge working out of the airport.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday that greater than 500 folks have been on board a Canadian navy plane that flew out of the embattled capital metropolis on Monday night time.

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That seems to mark the most individuals on board a Canadian evacuation flight since they resumed on Aug. 19 following questions of why navy plane have been departing with lower than half the variety of evacuees as American flights utilizing the identical plane mannequin.

World Information has discovered that of the 506 passengers, greater than 200 of them have been youngsters.

It’s not clear although what number of of these on board are destined for Canada or are Canadian residents.

Canadian navy evacuation flights are bringing out Canadian residents, overseas nationals and Afghans permitted for particular immigration measures by each Canada and different allied nations.

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Twelve different nations are collaborating within the air bridge evacuation effort, which is ready to wrap up on Aug. 31 because the Taliban warns it won’t settle for any continued presence of U.S. troops after that time.

Already, the safety state of affairs on the bottom has been described by senior Canadian authorities officers as “unstable” and “chaotic,” and Canadian navy particular operations forces are working past the airport perimeter within the “more and more harmful” surroundings.

The primary of the evacuees delivered to Canada accomplished their two-week COVID-19 quarantine final week.

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