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Fewer than 250 Americans remain to evacuate from Afghanistan: official

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Washington (AFP) – The United States believes there are fewer than 250 Americans still in Afghanistan who are seeking to leave, a senior US official said Monday on the eve of the deadline for a full US troop withdrawal from the country. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that fewer than 300 Americans remained in Afghanistan who were seeking to be evacuated. The US official said Monday that the number is believed to be “below 250.” “We believe there’s still a small number who remain, and we’re trying to determine exactly how many,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “Of t…

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