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Pentagon says ‘still time’ for remaining Americans to get out of Afghanistan

Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walks past an US air force airplane that flew them at Kosovo's capital Pristina International Airport on August 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walks past an US air force airplane that flew them at Kosovo's capital Pristina International Airport on August 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says it remains prepared to airlift more Americans from the Kabul airport, even as the evacuation winds down.

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby tells Monday “there is still time” for remaining Americans to get out. He won’t be more specific about the state of the evacuation. He says a total of 5,400 Americans have been airlifted thus far.

US President Joe Biden has set tomorrow as a deadline for completing the evacuation.

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