Senator Chuck Schumer recently stated in an interview at the New York State Fair that all Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan had been able to get out.
A few days later, Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared that a small group of Americans were identified that wanted to depart the Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport.
The State Department is attempting to facilitate charter flights with the Taliban to get around 100 Americans out of the country.
This is the first time the Biden administration has confirmed that Americans were at the Mazar-i-Sharif airport following reports that the Taliban had blocked them from boarding flights six times.
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