Roughly 60 Irish citizens and their families still in Afghanistan

The last American troops and diplomats have left Afghanistan, ending it’s 20 year deployment in the country.

It marks the end of a chaotic withdrawal which has seen the biggest air evacuation in history.

Taliban fighters swept into Kabul airport and fired guns into the sky in celebration.

Meanwhile roughly 60 Irish citizens and their families remain in the country.

Former Defence Forces member, Senator Gerard Craughwell, says getting them out won’t be easy.

“The minister may talk all he wants about diplomatic relationships with the Taliban – I don’t see any sort of diplomatic relationships being set up in the immediate future.

“As such, I think those Irish citizens that are there have to be gotten out however we can get them out, but I don’t think it’s going to be an easy task.”

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