DUBAI—A group of US citizens and lawful permanent residents evacuated from Afghanistan to the United Arab Emirates flew from the Gulf state bound for the United States on Thursday, the country’s foreign ministry said, temporarily held up for vetting After the completion.
The Department of Homeland Security had denied US landing rights to more than 100 evacuation charter aircraft, organizers of that earlier flight said – one of several that emerged from an ad hoc network that last month strengthened the chaotic evacuation operation from Afghanistan. was constituted to
But the State Department said on Wednesday that more than 100 US citizens and lawful permanent residents brought to Abu Dhabi from Afghanistan on a charter flight are expected to fly to the United States on Thursday.
The State Department had said that US officials were working to verify the accuracy of the list of passengers evacuated to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.
“The processing of those passengers has been completed and they left for the United States this morning on a commercial flight (Etihad),” the UAE Foreign Ministry said in an emailed response to Reuters.
It did not say whether all the passengers had passed out.
Brian Stern, founder of Project Dynamo, the non-profit group that chartered the flight, said that 28 American citizens, 83 green card holders and six people with US special immigration visas had worked for the US government during the 20-year war in Afghanistan. given to the Afghans. Was going from Kabul to Abu Dhabi in Kama Air flight.
President Joe Biden’s administration has said its top priority is to bring back Americans and green card holders who were unable to leave Afghanistan during a US evacuation operation last month.
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