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Evacuation flights resume in Kabul

More than 230 passengers left from Afghanistan to Qatar
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Reuters   |   Dubai   |   Published 21.09.21, 12:41 AM

A fourth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since US forces withdrew last month left Kabul on Sunday with more than 230 passengers, including Afghans, Americans and Europeans, a Qatari official said.

The Qatar Airways operated flight was also carrying citizens from Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, France, Italy, Britain, Finland and the Netherlands, Qatari assistant foreign minister Lolwah Rashid Al Khater wrote on Twitter.

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A second Qatari official said there were 236 passengers, making it the largest evacuation flight since the withdrawal of US and allied forces ended on August 31.

“Qatar will continue its collaboration with international partners on efforts that ensure freedom of movement in Afghanistan, while working with various parties on the ground towards more general progress in the country.”



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