Fox News successfully rescued three Afghan nationals who have worked with the network for the last 20 years covering the region, along with another colleague and members of their respective families.
In total, the media company said it evacuated 24 people from the mayhem in the now Taliban-controlled city of Kabul and flew them to Doha, Qatar, Fox CEO Suzanne Scott confirmed.
“These associates include consultants who served as local producers, translators, drivers and security guards supporting our correspondents throughout FOX’s coverage of the war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades,” Scott said in a statement.
“We are extremely proud to have assisted in this critical mission bringing them to safety in Doha where the Qataris have been aiding in several evacuations, and are grateful to Fox Corps for all their assistance.”
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Saturday said he did not have a “perfect figure” on how many Americans remain in Kabul and Afghanistan, adding that Washington is fighting against “time and space” to get people out of Afghanistan.
“That’s the race that we’re in right now,” Kirby said. “And we’re trying to do this as quickly and as safely as possible. I’m not going to speculate about whether windows are closing or opening. We’re focused on accomplishing this mission as fast as we can.”