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SDF aircraft to be dispatched to evacuate Japanese stranded in Afghanistan 

  • August 23, 2021
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All national papers wrote on Monday that according to several GOJ sources, the Suga administration has informally decided to send an SDF transport plane to Afghanistan to evacuate Japanese aid workers and local staff members at the Japanese Embassy and the JICA and their dependents who remain stranded there. An official decision will be made today at a meeting of the National Security Council. Yomiuri said several dozen Japanese aid workers are still in the country. Sankei projected that the aircraft may depart Japan as early as tonight to ferry evacuees to Qatar.  

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