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The United States is considering ordering commercial airlines to help evacuate Afghanistan

The United States is considering ordering commercial airlines to help evacuate Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Biden management plans to increase its air travel from Kabul by making preparations to force major U.S. airlines to help carry tens of thousands of people. Expelled from AfghanistanWith an increase in the number of U.S. military bases that can accommodate Afghans.

The White House is expected to consider implementing the Civil Reserve Air Fleet or CRAF, created in 1952 following the Berlin airlift after World War II. attempts. According to US officials, the evacuation of Afghans from bases in the region.

Officials said they were studying alternative ways to expedite relocation efforts, including expanding the number of sites in the region to reduce congestion, increase the use of civil airlines or avoid its need. Additional military bases in the United States have also been set up to accommodate those fleeing Afghanistan.

Civil planes do not fly in and out of Kabul, Who came under the rule of the Taliban Aug. 15, officials said. Instead, airline pilots and crews will help transport thousands of Afghans and others stranded on U.S. bases in Qatar, Bahrain and Germany.

The involvement of commercial aircraft will ease the pressure on those sites, filling them quickly as the United States expands efforts to evacuate Kabul airport from Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghans at risk of retaliation by the Taliban for their cooperation with US forces I was flooded at the airport Last week.