President Joe Biden and Personal Aide to the President Stephen Goepfert walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, to the Oval Office. (Photo by Adam Schultz)

A White House official confirmed this morning that “The Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKAI) is open and flights are able to land and depart, including on the civilian side.”

As of this morning, there are 3,500 U.S. troops on the ground at HKAI.

Today, U.S. military flights are taking off from HKAI with American citizens and U.S. Embassy personnel on board.

Yesterday, the U.S. evacuated more than 700 people, including 150 American citizens.

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