10 more Canadian citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

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Canada on Friday confirmed that ten more Canadian citizens were evacuated from Afghanistan via a flight organized by Qatar.

“Today, 10 Canadian citizens were on board a flight organized by Qatar, which departed from Kabul, Afghanistan, for Doha. They will be arriving in Canada within days,” Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Minister, tweeted.

Meanwhile, the White House also confirmed that 21 American citizens were evacuated from the country via a charted Qatar Airways flight.

White House National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne in a statement said “Today the United States government facilitated the additional departures of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents both on a chartered Qatar Airways flight from Kabul and via overland passage to a neighboring country.”

Horne further added “The Qatar Airways flight held 19 U.S. citizens and the party traveling overland included two U.S. citizens and 11 lawful permanent residents.”

Dozens of foreign nationals including Americans and 43 Canadians were earlier evacuated from Afghanistan in similar flights.

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