Afghan Evacuees Arrive at US Air Force Base in Kuwait

American soldiers in Kuwait prepared lodging and supplies for evacuees as operations to safely escort thousands from Afghanistan unfolded at US military bases across the world.

Footage shared by the Department of Defense shows soldiers receiving evacuees at a temporary location at the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait on August 22.

According to US Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski, 5,000 Afghans would pass through Kuwait “before heading to their final destinations.”

The US Department of State launched Operation Allies Refuge to evacuate “civilian personnel, Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan as quickly and safely as possible.” Credit: DVIDS via Storyful

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