The first U.S. flight evacuating American citizens out of war-torn Israel landed in Greece on Friday, a State Department official confirmed.
Matthew Miller, a State Department spokesperson, shared the news on X, saying that the first chartered flight landed in Athens.
“While many U.S. citizens are departing Israel on commercial transportation, the State Department is chartering flights to provide additional options and capacity,” Miller wrote. “Our first flight carrying U.S. citizens and their immediate family members from Israel is wheels down in Athens.”
“A big thank you to everyone involved in making this possible. Our work continues,” he added.
White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby first announced the news to charter
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