October 24, according to the united states fox news reported on the 23rd, the u.s. state department local time 22 admitted that the number of americans stranded in afghanistan is much higher than previously estimated. a u.s. congressional source said state department officials briefed u.s. congressional staff this week and told them that the state department was in contact with 363 americans in afghanistan and about 176 legal permanent residents.
u.s. state department spokesman ned price said tuesday that the number of americans hoping to leave afghanistan used to be below 100, but is now floating between 100 and 200.
reported that the number of 363 is much higher than the biden administration’s previous estimate, and this is only the number of people the state department has been in contact with, the biden administration estimated in september the number of people stranded about 100. u.s. rep. issa, a republican, said he saw the rise as evidence that the u.s. government had lied about withdrawing troops. “our long-standing suspicion is now confirmed: what the white house says was a successful evacuation is in fact the worst betrayal that american citizens have ever experienced on foreign soil. the white house lied from the start.