There may be as many as 1,500 Americans in Afghanistan awaiting evacuation. The U.S. is trying hard to locate and identify American citizens in Afghanistan, however, many citizens are choosing to stay and ignoring public evacuation notices. 500 of them have been given safe instructions on how to departure the country, while the remaining 1,000 are still hard to reach.
In the past 24 hours, Western forces have taken action to evacuate 19,000 people out of Kabul on 90 military cargo aircraft flights. The U.S. warns that the longer citizens stay in Afghanistan the harder it will be for them to evacuate.