NATO planes evacuated more than 120,000 people from Kabul

More than 120,000 people, including 500 Afghans who assisted NATO, were evacuated from the Afghan capital of Kabul by NATO aircraft

The news was reported by the press service of the NATO Headquarters in Europe (SHAPE) on September 6.

“To date, more than 120,000 people have been evacuated by allied air transport from Kabul airport as part of coalition efforts,” the statement said.

The alliance and its allies are working to provide the evacuees with temporary accommodation, care and support. Those people will later travel to allied countries.

The evacuees include 500 Afghans who worked with NATO and their families. They have been placed safely at military bases in Europe.

Western countries began evacuating their citizens from Afghanistan in August as the radical Taliban came to power there.