The efforts to evacuate people from Kabul are winding down as the August 31 deadline approaches, but continue despite grave dangers on the ground.
Approximately 1,200 people were evacuated from the capital in the last 24 hours, almost entirely on US military flights, according to the White House.
It's down from a high point last week when 21,000 people were evacuated in a 24-hour period (last Monday into Tuesday).
It brings the total to approximately 116,700 people evacuated from Afghanistan since August 14, and 122,300 people since late July.
President Joe Biden was briefed overnight on a rocket attack at the Kabul airport.
He was informed, per a statement from press secretary Jen Psaki, “that operations continue uninterrupted at HKIA (Hamid Karzai International Airport), and has reconfirmed his order that commanders redouble their efforts to prioritize doing whatever is necessary to protect our forces on the ground.”
This post has been updated to include additional information.