France will stop its air bridge with Kabul if Washington meets the deadline for withdrawal

Baghdad The French authorities decided to stop the air bridge set up by their forces to evacuate Afghans wishing to escape from the Taliban on Thursday, if the United States committed itself to withdrawing from Afghanistan on schedule.

Director of the French Foreign Minister’s office, Nicolas Roche, told reporters that, if the United States met the deadline for the full withdrawal of its forces by August 31, “that means for us that our operation ends on Thursday evening, so we have three days left.”

France had set up an air bridge to evacuate the French and Afghans who are threatened since the fall of Kabul, which became under the control of the Taliban on August 15, and about two thousand people have already been expelled from the country through this method.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency