US evacuates all Afghan embassy staff: report

An internal report obtained by ABC News said about 2,800 Afghans have departed from the Kabul airport as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.

The State Department was unable to provide comment when reached by The Hill.

An internal State Department cable sent out last week reportedly said local Afghan embassy staffers were “deeply disheartened” by the evacuation operations. The cable relayed reports of staffers being harassed, spat on and cursed at by Taliban fighters at checkpoints.

“Our local staff and their families have suffered hardship, pain and loss because of their dedication to working with us to build a better future for all Afghans. We have a special commitment to them because of that,” a State Department spokesperson told The Hill at the time.

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