Fewer than 200 Americans left behind in Afghanistan, says Secretary of State

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says fewer than 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan following the final withdrawal of troops on Monday.

The last US plane left Kabul’s international airport on 30 August, ending a 20-year military campaign in the country.

Around 200 Americans have been left behind, with Blinken pledging the help those who want to leave by working with Afghanistan’s neighbors to secure their departure either overland or by charter flight once the airport re-opens.

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In This Story: Afghanistan

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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