US orders American airlines to aid evacuation from Taliban-occupied Afghanistan

The United States on Sunday enlisted several major airlines in its frantic evacuation of tens of thousands of Afghans, Americans and other foreigners from Kabul following its fall to Taliban militants.Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin activated the rarely used Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to aid the onward movement of people arriving at US bases in the Middle East, the Pentagon said.“We’re going to try our very best to get everybody, every American citizen who wants to get out, out,” Austin…