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Kabul becoming more dangerous by the hour, as Australia rescues 750 more people

US troops to pull out of Afghanistan nears

The security situation at Kabul airport is deteriorating “by the hour”, the Federal Government says, after Australia evacuated 750 people overnight.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews told 4BC radio that four Royal Australian Air Force flights have flown out of Kabul airport to a Middle Eastern airbase in recent hours, bringing the total number of evacuees to about 2700.
Ms Andrews said the number was more than government officials had hoped for.
This is in excess of what we thought we’d be able to achieve in such a short space of time,” Ms Andrews said.
But she said the security situation in Taliban-controlled Kabul was worsening.
“The situation in Afghanistan and particularly Kabul is deteriorating hour by hour.”
As the August 31 deadline for US troops to pull out of Afghanistan nears, Ms Andrews said the Australian Government was treating every evacuation flight as its last.
She also said Taliban fighters posted at checkpoints around the airport were changing the list of documents people fleeing there had to show.
Earlier today a flight of Afghan evacuees began their hotel quarantine in Adelaide after landing this morning.

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