KABUL: Six planes funded by a Glenn Beck-founded charity were identified as some of the evacuation aircraft being grounded by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to the details, six private charter planes seeking to evacuate at least 1,000 people, including more than 100 Americans, out of Afghanistan have been grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the US.
The flights chartered by Mercury One cost the organization $750,000 each and are currently sitting empty at an airport in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif.
The NGO official told the media that nobody is aboard the idle planes. “The planes are currently empty and its passengers are still waiting in their safe houses for clearance for takeoff from the Taliban.”
Another NGO official told the outlet that the planes have not taken off because the Taliban has failed to grant “final clearance” amid negotiations with the State Department that have been “stuck at this point.”
Meanwhile, the US military withdrawal from Kabul was completed a week ago, and efforts to rescue American citizens were still stuck in Afghanistan.
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