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WATCH: State Department to send official to manage Afghanistan evacuation

The State Department said it was sending John Bass, a former ambassador to Afghanistan, to manage the evacuation operation in Kabul, as the Taliban have assured “safe passage’  for civilians seeking to leave Afghanistan.

Watch Price’s remarks in the player above.

The Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser said Tuesday, although a timetable for completing the evacuation of Americans, Afghan allies and others has yet to be worked out with the country’s new rulers.

Jake Sullivan acknowledged reports that some civilians were encountering resistance – “being turned away or pushed back or even beaten” – as they tried to reach the Kabul international airport. But he said “very large numbers” were reaching the airport and the problem of the others was being taken up with the Taliban, whose stunningly swift takeover of the country on Sunday plunged the U.S. evacuation effort into chaos, confusion and violence.

Pentagon officials said that after interruptions on Monday, the airlift was back on track and being accelerated despite weather problems, amid regular communication with Taliban leaders. Additional U.S. troops arrived and more were on the way, with a total of more than 6,000 expected to be involved in securing the airport in coming days.

In addition to the state Department sending ambassador Bass the Pentagon said it will send Army Maj. Gen. Christopher Donohue, a special operations officer and current commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, to take command of airport security operations.

Meanwhile a Taliban spokesman has said that Afghan women will have the right to work and be educated at the university level.

Many women in Afghanistan remain at home because they are too terrified to venture into a new world ruled by the Taliban.

Days after taking over the country, the Taliban are promising to respect women’s rights. But some Afghan women are deeply distrustful of the Islamic militants.