U.S. military evacuated about 1,100 Americans from Afghanistan on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military evacuated about 1,100 Americans, permanent residents of the United States, and their families from Afghanistan on Tuesday, a White House official said.

"Now that we have established the flow, we expect those numbers to escalate," the official said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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