Last phase of the US withdrawal continues, most of the diplomatic staff left Kabul, news agency

The final phase of the US evacuation from Kabul Airport is underway, while key diplomatic staff have returned.

A US official confirmed to the news agency that most of the US diplomatic staff had left Kabul for the United States.

The U.S. official did not say whether the evacuees included U.S. Ambassador Rose Wilson.

Ahead of the August 31 deadline, all US diplomatic staff are expected to return from Kabul on Tuesday.

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