September 18, 2021

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The Afghans left behind include US Embassy workers and SIV applicants – The Washington Post

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Roughly 2,500 U.S. Embassy employees were among the 120,000 people the United States evacuated by air from Afghanistan, according to President Biden. But the operation left “many of our longtime partners” behind, according to a State Department spokesperson. One person familiar with the matter said they included about 2,000 U.S. Embassy contractors and immediate family members, some of whom who had worked at the embassy for more than a decade. The State Department declined to comment on that number.

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