Biden directs evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters to begin late July

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President Joe Biden has directed evacuation flights for Afghan interpreters and other nationals who helped the U.S. military during the 20-year conflict beginning in late July, according to a senior administration official.

Those Afghans and their families will wait in one or more locations outside of the continental U.S. while the State Department finishes processing special immigrant visas, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive operation.

The news comes less than a week after Biden announced that the United States would begin relocation flights for the thousands of Afghans this

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