Threat to Kabul airport remains 'real' and 'specific': Pentagon
AFP , Monday 30 Aug 2021
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters, 'The threat stream is still real, it's still active, and in many cases it's still specific'
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William Taylor, Joint Staff Operations, speaks about the situation in Afghanistan during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. AP
The threat to Kabul airport remains "real" and "specific" as the United States winds down its withdrawal from Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday.
"We're in a particularly dangerous time right now," Kirby told reporters. "The threat stream is still real, it's still active, and in many cases it's still specific."
US Army Major General Hank Taylor said more than 122,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul so far including 5,400 Americans.
The United States is scheduled to complete the pullout of US troops from Afghanistan on Tuesday.