- Title: Spain's Moron base prepares for arrival of U.S. planes carrying Afghan evacuees
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: MORON DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN (AUGUST 27, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF U.S. BOEING KC-135 STRATOTANKER PLANE TAXIING ON TARMAC AT SPAIN'S MORON AIR BASE WHERE THE U.S. HAS MILITARY FACILITIES CONTROL TOWER PLANE TAXIING VARIOUS OF BUS DRIVING ALONG ON TARMAC TOWARDS U.S. BOEING KC-135 STRATOTANKER PLANE VARIOUS OF VEHICLE DRIVING ALONG HANGERS PICK-UP TRUCK DRIVING ALONG VARIOUS OF BELL BOEING V-22 OSPREY AIRCRAFT APPROACHING AND LANDING AT MORON AIR BASE
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 17:51
- Keywords: Afghan refugees Afghanistan Moron air base U.S. plane at Moron air base evacuation
- Location: MORON DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN
- City: MORON DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Europe,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES23JNR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Spanish bases of Moron and Rota used by the U.S military in southern Spain are set to host up to 4,000 Afghans who have worked for the United States following an agreement between Madrid and Washington over the weekend.
Under the deal reached between U.S. President Joe Biden and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez the Afghans could stay in Spain for up to two weeks at the Rota (Cadiz) and Moron de la Frontera (Seville) air bases.
At Moron Air Base in Moron de la Frontera, southern Spain, a U.S. military plane was seen landing on Friday afternoon. The U.S. embassy in Spain said no evacuees from Afghanistan had arrived in Moron.
Earlier, part of group of the 450 Afghan citizens who were evacuated from Kabul arrived at Rota Air Base in southern Spain.
(Production: Marco Trujillo, Catherine Macdonald)
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