US may send some Afghan evacuees who fail vetting back home, reports say

US may send some Afghan evacuees who fail vetting back home, reports say
# 18 November 2021 20:38 (UTC +04:00)

The United States is weighing sending some Afghan evacuees at a military base in Kosovo back home if they fail the vetting process to get into America, CNN reported on Thursday, citing US officials, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Camp Bondsteel in eastern Kosovo currently hosts some 200 evacuees, taking in those who require more extensive vetting, a CNN source said, adding that the Kosovo authorities agreed to house the evacuees for up to a year.

Yet some American officials are concerned that if evacuees are not cleared to enter the US, they could end up waiting in the facility indefinitely. Thus, there is always an option to return those who do not pass the US security clearance process back to Afghanistan, according to the report.

On 15 August, the Taliban* entered Kabul, prompting the US-supported civilian government to back down. Ashraf Ghani resigned as president and fled the country. Many countries have since evacuated their citizens and diplomatic personnel from Afghanistan due to the precarious security situation.

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