The State Department confirmed a Qatar Airways construction flight left Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, delivering 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful everlasting residents to security.

State Department spokesperson Ned Price issued a press launch (*28*) detailing the variety of Americans rescued and thanked the Taliban for his or her “cooperation” with the worldwide group.  

“We can confirm that a Qatar Airways charter flight departed from Kabul yesterday with 28 U.S. citizens and 7 lawful permanent residents on board,” talked about Price. “We are grateful to Qatari authorities, who continue to coordinate these flights with us. We will continue to help U.S. citizens and Afghans affiliated with the U.S. government to depart Afghanistan. The international community welcomes the Taliban’s cooperation on these flights, and we will continue our engagement so that U.S. citizens and Afghans enjoy full freedom of movement.”


This construction flight is solely the third confirmed flight carrying Americans out of Afghanistan because of the U.S. fully withdrew from the nation and the Taliban took administration.

On Friday, U.S. express envoy Zalmai Khalilzad confirmed that a Qatar Airlines chartered airplane landed in Qatar carrying about 170 civilians. Khalilzad talked about he was “grateful that more Americans were able to leave [Friday] on a Qatar Airways flight.”

“As President Biden said, there is no deadline for Americans remaining in Afghanistan,” the envoy added. “We remain committed to get them out if they want to come home.”

According to The Associated Press, State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter confirmed that the airplane departed Kabul on Friday however talked about that, on the time, authorities officers had been nonetheless engaged on figuring out what number of Americans and Afghan allies had been on the flight, which landed in Doha.

Porter furthermore talked about Friday that a complete of 36 U.S. citizens had left Afghanistan between construction flights and crossings over land because of the U.S. troop pullout.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about on Sept. 8 that the Taliban ought to permit planes transporting Americans and allies to depart the Kabul airport, or else face penalties.

“Those flights need to be able to leave, and the United States government, State Department – we are doing everything we can to help make that happen,” Blinken talked about. “Those flights need to move. I pointed out some of the complications that are there, but those flights need to move.”

Despite efforts by the State Department, roughly 100 Americans hold trapped in Afghanistan.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.