December 8, 2022

Chaotic scenes as Afghans flee the Taliban at Kabul airport

After Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country and acknowledged that the rebels had won the 20-year war, Afghans rallied on August 16, 2021, in the tarmac of Kabul airport as Afghanistan was under their control.

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Thousands of Afghans have gathered in Darshala following the Taliban’s encroachment on Kabul’s international airport.

The chaotic scenes at Hamid Karzai International Airport, captured by newsgroups and cell phones on Monday, reveal a terrifying and desperate urge to flee the country, which has now been completely thwarted by Taliban militants before US forces can fully withdraw.

A video shared on Twitter shows a large number of people, including children, moving towards a passenger plane in Darshala. There does not appear to be any security or law enforcement in the area.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday evening for the Taliban to enter the presidential palace in Tajikistan and announce the end of the war. Connie said he fled to prevent “blood flooding.”

“The Taliban have won by the verdict of their swords and guns and are now responsible for the dignity, property and self-defense of their country’s people,” Ghani said.

Afghans rallied in Kabul’s airport on August 16, 2021, after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country and acknowledged that the rebels had won a 20 – year war.

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Panic erupts when about 5,000 U.S. troops return to expel Western diplomats. Those departments were given the task, with a “very narrow focus” on the expulsion of embassy staff in Kabul. Late on Sunday, the U.S. embassy was moved to the airport.

Before Sunday, Kabul was the last major city to be captured by militants.

A Taliban spokesman said the militants wanted to hold talks on the city’s “peaceful surrender.”

Since the end of April for the withdrawal of President Joe Biden U.S. troops from Afghanistan Prior to September 11, the Taliban had made staggering wars and are now in control of the country.

Crowd at the Afghanistan (L) Airport on August 16, 2021 as American soldiers stand guard in Kabul.

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