The US authorities do not report where thousands of people who helped the US military will be taken out.

This month, the United States will begin removing thousands of people from Afghanistan who have helped support American troops for the past 20 years, and now fear for their lives in connection with the Taliban offensive.

The White House announced the launch of Operation “Shelter for Allies”, intended for many of those who are waiting for a special immigration visa (SIV).

“I cannot provide specific figures for operational and security reasons,” White House press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. – But I can confirm that flights from Afghanistan for applicants for a special immigration visa who are already in the queue will begin in the last week of July and will continue.”

Officials are also keeping silent about the destinations of evacuation flights, for which civilian charter planes are expected to be used.

There were reports that negotiations are underway with such Central Asian countries as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.