State Department accused of holding up evacuation flights from Afghanistan

State Department accused of holding up evacuation flights from Afghanistan


An organizer for chartered flights to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from the Mazar-i-Sharif airport​ accused the State Department of holding up the planes — saying “blood will be on the White House’s hands” if any of the people waiting are injured or killed by the Taliban. ​

Another organizer told Reuters that about 1,000 people, including Americans, are being held in Afghanistan awaiting the State Department to provide clearance for their flights. 

An individual involved in chartering private planes to ferry people out of Afghanistan put the onus solely on the State Department for holding up the flights.​

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“This is zero place to be negotiating with American lives. Those are our people standing on the tarmac and all it takes is a f​—ing phone call,” ​the person told Fox News.

“If one life is lost as a result of this, the blood is on the White House’s hands. The blood is on their hands,”​ the person who is not

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