According to US security authorities, a number of Afghan nationals who were transferred to US military bases in Kosovo during the evacuation process failed the security screening process, causing the evacuation to be postponed.

Sean Savett, the Director of Strategic Communications and Assistant Press Secretary of the US National Security Council, stated that many of these immigrants passed the security screening procedure, with only a few being refused.

The base was originally planned to house evacuees for a period of one year, but it has now been extended until August 2023, according to Kosovo government officials.

Due to the non-disclosure of their personal information, Kosovo officials denied providing any additional information.

A number of US authorities have stated that a number of these migrants were transferred in these camps during the security screening process by the Department of the Interior and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a variety of reasons, including a lack of sufficient documents and security concerns.

Afghans at the Kosovo camp held protests at the same time, claiming that their lives were in shambles.

The plight of these Afghan refugees has left them restless and desperate, and they recently organized a demonstration in the camp, shouting “We want justice,” to demand an end to the situation.

The base has taken in a number of adults and children. People who travel with their families and have not yet been able to secure a US visa are among them.

Approximately 78,000 Afghans have been relocated to the United States as part of the evacuation.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).