Pentagon Spox Kirby: ‘There Were Also Several Hundred’ Other Americans ‘That Didn’t Want to Leave’ Afghanistan

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby stated that while he doesn’t believe there’s an “exact figure” on the number of Americans still in Afghanistan, the government thinks the number is “probably in the low hundreds that are still there,” and that “there were also several hundred others that didn’t want to leave.”

Kirby said, “I don’t think there’s an exact figure, Willie. We believe we got the vast, vast majority of American citizens out, something to the tune of 6,000 of them. And we think it’s probably in the low hundreds that are still there, and there were also several hundred others that didn’t want to leave.”

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