A fourth chartered flight carrying civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since US forces withdrew last month left Kabul on Sunday with more than 230 passengers, including Afghans, Americans and Europeans, HE the Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Rashid Al Khater said.
The Qatar Airways operated flight was also carrying citizens from Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, France, Italy, Britain, Finland and the Netherlands, HE Al Khater wrote on Twitter.
Just now the 4th @qatarairways passengers flight took off from Kabul (HKIA) carrying more than 230 passengers, including Afghans & Citizens from the US ???? Germany ???? Belgium ???? Ireland ???? Canada ???? France ???? Italy ???? UK ???? Finland ???? The Netherlands????.— لولوة الخاطر Lolwah Alkhater (@Lolwah_Alkhater) September 19, 2021
Welcome in Doha shortly???? pic.twitter.com/kS0c1xLfhD
A second Qatari official said there were 236 passengers, making it the largest evacuation flight since the withdrawal of US and allied forces ended on Aug. 31.
"Qatar will continue its collaboration with international partners on efforts that ensure freedom of movement in Afghanistan, while working with various parties on the ground towards more general progress in the country moving forward," the second official said.
The passengers will initially stay in a compound in the Qatari capital Doha that is hosting Afghans and other evacuees.
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