The US State Department has informed congressional staffers it has been in contact with 368 Americans that remain in Afghanistan — 178 of who want to leave.
The number is substantially higher than the Biden administration previously said were left behind in the country following the US’ chaotic exit in August.
Administration officials previously stated that roughly 100 Americans that wanted to be evacuated remained in the area.
The Biden administration came under fire from members of both sides of the aisle for its handling of the withdrawal of troops, having abandoned Bagram Airforce Base before all Americans and US allies were safely evacuated, resulting in the deaths of 13 US service members during an ISIS-K attack on the Kabul airport.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recently told The Post they speculated that the number of US citizens that remained in the country was higher than what was being publicly projected.
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