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7,000 people evacuated from Kabul since Aug. 14, Pentagon says

The U.S. has evacuated approximately 7,000 people from Afghanistan since Saturday, including more than 2,000 over the last 24 hours, Pentagon officials said during a news briefing Thursday.

Why it matters: The U.S. is still well short of its goal of evacuating 5,000 to 9,000 Americans and eligible Afghans per day, but capacity is ramping up and the operation has stabilized since the scenes of chaos earlier this week.

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