The Pentagon announced that there are "a little bit above 5,000" people in the airport in Kabul waiting to get on flights.
This is a significant improvement of the speed of processing and evacuation flights.
According to Army Maj. Gen. William "Hank" Taylor, Joint Staff deputy director for regional operations, they are “going through the processing, continuing to be manifested and ready to fly.”
Taylor said that gates at the airport are still open as well.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said that there are about five to 600 Afghan security forces that are helping with the evacuation and will themselves be evacuated by US forces if they want to leave.