US embassy warns Americans NOT to travel to Kabul airport in Afghanistan due to 'security threats outside gates'

THE US Embassy in Afghanistan urged Americans not to travel to the airport in Kabul due to security threats outside of the gates.

In a statement released today, the embassy warned citizens to stay away from the airport unless a government representative sent instructions to do otherwise.

The embassy also told Americans to be aware of their surroundings especially in large areas and to form a contingency plan for an emergency.

This warning contradicts what President Biden said at Friday's news conference when he insisted that Taliban fights were allowing Americans to pass through checkpoints on their way to the airport in Kabul.

This was later refuted by reporters on the ground as well as the Secretary of Defense who admitted on a call with lawmakers that the jihadis were beating US citizens were attempted to get through checkpoints.

Thousands of Americans and Afghan refugees still remain stranded in Kabul following the Taliban's takeover earlier this week.

Meanwhile, the President is to leave Washington D.C for his holiday home in Delaware despite the crisis in Afghanistan raging on.

Yesterday the White House confirmed that Biden would leave for Wilmington around midday today following a meeting with a national security team.

VP Kamala Harris, who is currently traveling in South East Asia, is expected to attend the meeting about the crisis virtually.

Her office insisted that she would continue to work on the situation in Afghanistan while she is away.

Last weekend the jihadi group seized control of the capital, Kabul, two weeks before the United States was due to withdraw completely after a 20-year military presence.

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan more than 15 days ago, President Biden has only spent four of those days in the White House.

The rest of the time, he spent in Delaware and Camp David.

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