Barely two weeks after the Biden administration announced the departure of the US troops from Afghstan till September 11, the United States has now asked the non-essential embassy staff to leave Kabul, citing increased threats.
"On April 27, 2021, the Department ordered the departure from US Embassy Kabul of US government employees whose functions can be performed elsewhere," the US advisory said.
The advisory further said that the US Embassy's ability to provide emergency services to US citizens in Afghstan is severely limited, particularly outside of Kabul.
"Evacuation options from Afghstan are extremely limited due to the lack of infrastructure, geographic constraints, and the volatile security situation."
The US government has also advised all Americans wishing to leave Afghstan to leave as soon as possible. US and NATO ground forces are expected to be out of Afghstan by September 11.
Biden administration has said it intends to focus on the Indo-Pacific region amid increased Chinese activity that threatens United States' interests in the region.
( With inputs from ANI )
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