U.S. plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked with American troops


The U.S. military is planning to evacuate thousands of Afghan interpreters and others who worked with the American forces and are facing threats from the militants.

Gen. Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters the U.S. military is considering options to evacuate those Afghans whose lives and the lives of their families might be in danger after the U.S. forces leave Afghanistan.

“There are plans being developed very, very rapidly here, for not just the interpreters but a lot of other people that have worked with the United States,” Gen. Milley was quoted in a report by Defense One.

He also added “So there’s a prioritization of categories of these folks.”

According to Gen. Milley, the government will consider the Special Immigrant Visa to safeguard the Afghans. However, he said the Special Immigrant Visa program will not be the only option.

The United States and its allies are working to withdraw the remaining troops from Afghanistan until 11th of September, raising concerns among the advocates of the Afghan partners that bloodbath would occur if the United States did not act quickly.



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