Wrenching scenes unfolded Monday at Kabul’s airport as 1000’s Afghans tried to flee the Taliban takeover of the nation, clambering over boundaries, thronging the tarmac, and even clinging to the aspect of a U.S. army transport aircraft earlier than falling off. At the very least seven individuals have been reported to have died within the chaos.
The American army has taken management of the evacuation of diplomatic workers and allies, in a harrowing capstone on the two-decade U.S. army mission, however, the lethal tumult left the airlift effort in disaster. The Taliban controls all land crossings in a foreign country, and for now, the capital’s airport is the one evacuation route.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed that two “armed Afghans” have been killed by U.S. forces within the neighborhood of the airport, and he stated he was evaluating studies that at the very least one American service member was wounded.
A day after the Taliban assumed management of the capital and President Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, most individuals within the capital cowered off their houses, staying out of sight. Within the early morning, usually, traffic-choked streets have been eerily empty as Taliban fighters, many clad in sandals and conventional shalwar kameez, wielded automated weapons on the streets and in metropolis squares.