With the increasing tension in Kabul, US troops are still “working to re-establish security” after breaches on the civilian side of the Kabul airport, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
There are currently 2,500 American troops at the airport, with an additional 500 arriving in the coming hours, Kirby said.
“We anticipate that in the coming hours we’ll be able to restore air operations at the airport,” Kirby said. As of now, all flights in and out of Kabul have been halted.
The goal is to evacuate thousands of people per day, Kirby said, once flights are resumed.