First US evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to new home

First US evacuation flight brings 200 Afghans to new home
多于 200 people have arrived in the United States on the first evacuation flight for Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan

The first flight evacuating 阿富汗 interpreters and others who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan landed early Friday at 华盛顿 Dulles International Airport, according to an internal U.S. government document and a commercial flight tracking service.

An airliner carrying the 221 Afghans 包括 57 children and 15 babies, according to the internal document obtained by The Associated Press, touched down at Washington Dulles International Airport in the early morning hours, according to tracking of the flight by FlightAware.

The evacuation flights, resettling former translators and others who fear retaliation from Afghanistan’s 塔利班 for having worked with American servicemembers and civilians, are highlighting American uncertainty about how Afghanistan’s government and military will fare after the last U.S. combat forces leave that country in coming weeks.

Family members are accompanying the interpreters and others on the flights out.

They were expected to stay at Fort Lee, 弗吉尼亚州 for several days, 我们. officials said earlier this month.

Subsequent flights are due to bring more of the applicants who are farthest along in the process of getting visas, having already won approval and cleared security screening.

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Knickmeyer reported from Oklahoma City.

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