Afghanistan latest news: The remaining people will be rescued by the US Air Force.

With scores of US military transport jets flying in, the US is set to rescue some of the roughly 20,000 civilians awaiting evacuation from Kabul's international airport on Monday. 

This comes after the Taliban seized control of the majority of Afghanistan last week, leaving many Afghans fearful for their lives. 

According to CNN, 33 US Air Force C-17s are scheduled to fly towards Hamid Karzai International Airport in the next 24 hours, each capable of transporting 400 people out of Kabul. As a result, this should go a long way toward assisting the 20,000 individuals who have been displaced in Afghanistan. 

The United States' policy has shifted. 

However, a source told CNN that the US government is modifying its rules on who can access the airport, stating that from Monday, only American citizens, green card holders, and nationals of NATO countries will be allowed to do so. 

This means that anyone who have applied for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) in the United States, which is for Afghans who have assisted US government soldiers and agencies in leaving the country, would no longer be permitted to enter the airport. 

At the airport, there are still a lot of people.

Despite the fact that 30,000 people have left Kabul airport in the direction of the US and other NATO countries since August 14, with one White House official stating that 5,000 people were evacuated in a 12-hour stretch on Sunday, the airport was nevertheless packed with people looking for a way out. 

"I don't know what they were doing," a source told CNN, referring to Afghans employed by the US. "There is still local staff struggling at the gates and not even being able to get in." 

Families have also been separated and transported to different countries.

"It's not the fault of US officials," the insider continued, "but they're either deciding to come in separately or getting separated on the way in." 

"There have been instances where the mother, father, and children have all ended up in different countries."


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