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Afghanistan: French military evacuations will end on Friday evening, announces Jean Castex

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While the end of the withdrawal of American troops, scheduled for August 31, is imminent, France will no longer be able to carry out evacuations from Kabul airport, starting Friday evening, the Prime Minister announced Thursday, Jean Castex. Since the fall of Kabul, Operation Apagan has evacuated around 100 French people and around 2,500 Afghans.

Military evacuations carried out by France from Kabul airport in Afghanistan will end on Friday evening, announced Thursday, August 26. on RTL, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex.

“From tomorrow evening, we can no longer carry out evacuations from Kabul airport”, due to the imminent end of the withdrawal of American troops who control and secure the airport in the Afghan capital, on August 31 .

Since the fall of Kabul into the hands of the Taliban on August 15, the French operation Apagan – which takes the form of an airlift between Kabul and Paris, via the French air base 104 of Al Dhafr (Abu Dhabi) – has allowed the evacuation of around 100 French people and around 2,500 Afghans.

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