The U.S. Embassy in Kabul issued a security warning Saturday, urging Americans “to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative,” and the Pentagon hinted at the possibility of expanded evacuation operations beyond the airport perimeter.
A U.S. cargo plane flew more than 800 people from Afghanistan, 200 more than originally announced, on Sunday, breaking the record of the most people flown in that model of cargo plane, according to the U.S. Air Force.
The U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command tweeted Friday that the C-17 Globemaster III transported 823 Afghan citizens from Hamid Karzai International Airport on Sunday, a record for the aircraft. The initial count of 640, the Air Force said, only “included only adults. 183 children were also aboard.