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Kabul evacuation enters final stretch as Biden warns another terror attack 'highly likely in 24-36 hours'

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Afghans remain at Kabul airport awaiting evacuation even after foreign countries being to wind down their efforts.

Footage filmed on Saturday (August 28) shows scores of Afghans, some carrying young children, walk through the airport, watched by soldiers.

"What do you feel when see everyone is leaving?" tweeted filmer Roya Musawi, a former spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan.

"Most of them are well educated and had good jobs but they had no option except leaving in order to be safe!"

The US has warned that another terror attack is "highly likely" ahead of August 31, the withdrawal deadline

In a statement, US President Joe Biden said: “The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous, and the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high. Our commanders informed me that an attack is highly likely in the next 24-36 hours.”

On Saturday, the White House tweeted: "Thanks to the incredible work of our troops - especially those in Afghanistan - the US has evacuated over 110,000 people from Afghanistan and counting. All arrivals to the United States go through screening and security vetting, are tested for COVID-19, and offered vaccines."

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