State Department: US Powerless To Stop Taliban From Grounding Planes

State Department: US Powerless To Stop Taliban From Grounding Planes


After promising to evacuate all American citizens from Afghanistan, the State Department said there is little it can do to help planes grounded by the Taliban. 

“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace — whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” a State Department spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon. “We understand the concern that many people are feeling as they try to facilitate further charter and other passage out of Afghanistan.”

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said on Sunday that six planes carrying American citizens and Afghan interpreters were waiting at the airport. 

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“[The State Department] has cleared these flights and the Taliban will not let them leave the airport,” he told Fox News. “We know the reason why is because the Taliban want something in exchange.”

The Taliban denied the allegations, with spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid calling the claims “propaganda.”  

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