The Taliban have cleared around 200 people, including Americans, to leave Kabul airport on a Qatari flight, source tells CNN

It is unclear at this stage how many Americans are expected to be on board the flight to Doha or what the nationalities of the remaining evacuees may be.

The Taliban’s acting foreign minister, Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaki, thanked Qatari special envoy Mutlaq Al-Qahtani for his country’s efforts in restarting flights out of Kabul International Airport, the Taliban said in a statement posted on an official account Thursday.

CNN has reached out to the White House, the US National Security Council and the Taliban for comment.

The last US military planes left the city’s airport just ahead of an August 31 deadline, marking the full withdrawal of American forces. That landmark moment came only two weeks after the Taliban seized control of the capital.

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