How did the Americans evacuate? Foreign media exposed the “secret escort agreement” between the U.S. military and the Taliban
China News Service, September 1st. On August 30, local time, the United States announced the end of its withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to foreign media reports on September 1, two U.S. Department of Defense officials revealed that the U.S. military had reached a “secret agreement” with the Taliban. Taliban members were responsible for escorting Americans who tried to flee Afghanistan into Kabul Airport.
According to reports, two Defense Ministry officials who requested anonymity pointed out that the Americans in Afghanistan gathered at a preset “meeting point” near the airport after receiving the notice. The Taliban then checked their credentials and Take them to the gate guarded by US military personnel.
An official said that the Taliban’s escort mission was “carried out several times a day”, and one of the key “meeting points” was the Ministry of Interior building outside the airport gate, where the U.S. military could easily observe it. The whereabouts of the Americans.
p > On August 31, local time, after all U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, the Afghan Taliban Badri Special Forces stood guard at Kabul Airport.
U.S. Department of Defense officials believe that “this method has indeed worked.” Previously, the U.S. was worried that once the news was made public, it would face the danger of an attack by the extremist organization ISIS-K.
The report also pointed out that in another secret arrangement, troops from the Elite Joint Special Operations Command and other special operations units contacted Americans trying to flee through a “call center.”
According to reports, special operations forces set up their own “secret door” at the airport and told the Americans where to go to find this door and enter the airport.
At a press conference on August 30, Mackenzie, the commander of the US Central Command, also publicly disclosed the participation of special forces for the first time. He said that special forces have helped evacuate more than 1,000 American citizens and more than 2,000 Afghans “through telephone, navigation, and escort.”
But in public comments, Mackenzie did not specify the involvement of the elite joint special operations command.