Dozens of Americans Abandoned in Afghanistan Rescued by Volunteer Group
Large number of children saved, including 11-month-old U.S. citizen
A large number of American citizens have been rescued from Afghanistan by a volunteer group after being abandoned by Democrat Joe Biden's administration.
39 U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents were successfully evacuated Friday by the volunteer civilian group Project Dynamo.
They arrived safely at New York City's JFK airport on Saturday morning, according to the New York Post.
More than a dozen children, including an 11-month-old American citizen, were among the evacuees.
"This is the first known major airlift rescue with American boots on the ground since the U.S. government abandoned the country of Afghanistan in August," a spokesman for the organization, James Judge, said in a statement.
Two members of Project Dynamo reportedly flew into Afghanistan from an undisclosed country earlier this week.
They then managed to get the evacuees to a safehouse near Kabul with a group of volunteers.
After being vaccinated and tested for the coronavirus, the evacuees were flown out of Kabul airport.
They traveled on two flights paid for by Berry Aviation.
The Biden administration on Monday admitted it left hundreds more U.S. citizens behind in Afghanistan after chaotic withdrawal.
The numbers were disclosed by the State Department.
However, they are drastically higher than the estimates Joe Biden gave regarding the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan after U.S. forces left the country.
In addition, a suicide bomb attack outside the Abbey Gate at Kabul's airport in Afghanistan on Aug. 26 killed 13 U.S. service members.
At least 18 more were also injured, U.S. officials said.
The attack was the deadliest day for U.S. troops in 10 years.