France, too, has ended its evacuations, French officials said on Friday.
Three days remain before President Biden’s deadline of Aug. 31 for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Yet the mission was already slowing, as the military shifted from airlifting Afghan civilians to bringing home American troops and military personnel.
About 6,800 people were evacuated from the airport on Friday, bringing the total to 111,900 since the U.S. evacuation operation began on Aug. 14, Lloyd J. Austin III, the American secretary of defense, said on Saturday. That represented a significant drop from early Thursday, when White House officials said that 13,400 people had been evacuated from the Kabul airport in the previous 24 hours.
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans are still thought to be trying to flee the country, yet Mr. Biden and other global leaders have acknowledged that many will not get out before the deadline.
Outside Kabul’s airport on Saturday morning, roads remained closed and the large crowds that had strained to push inside had largely dissipated in the aftermath of Thursday’s suicide bombing, which struck as U.S. troops were screening people outside the airport. At the Abbey Gate, near where the bombing occurred, only two families and two young men still waited.