| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

First Flight of Afghan Evacuees Reportedly Lands in US

In mid-June, the Biden administration said it was prepared to begin evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters and translators who aided the US military effort in Afghanistan.

The first flight of Afghan interpreters and their families evacuated from Afghanistan has arrived in the US, the AP news agency reports.

According to an internal US government document obtained by AP, an aircraft with 221 Afghans, including 57 children and 15 babies on board, landed at Washington Dulles International Airport in the early hours of Friday.

The news agency cited unnamed American officials as saying that the evacuees are expected to stay at the Fort Lee Army Base near Washington, DC, for several days to complete the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process.

  • Sputnik