Printed on Sat Oct 01 2022 7:26:26 AM

Taliban take control of Kabul airport

International Desk
Kabul airport
The Taliban have taken control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan after US forces withdrew. The BBC reported that footage shows Taliban members entering Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport. They are checking out a hangar at the airport.

Taliban members entered Kabul after the last US plane left the airport. The incident was videotaped by Nabih Bulls, a correspondent for the 'Los Angeles Times' in the United States.

"We are now with the armed members of the Taliban," he said in the video. Even a minute ago, it was under the control of the US forces. The Taliban are now in control of the airport.

Another United States media outlet, CNN, reported that Taliban members were checking in after entering Kabul airport to see what U.S. forces had left behind.

Earlier, Marine General Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command, announced the troop withdrawal at a news conference at the Pentagon on Monday. U.S. troops have been withdrawn from Kabul in the final stages.

"I am here to announce the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. We have not been able to bring everyone out of Afghanistan," McKenzie said.

"McKenzie also acknowledged that many people in Afghanistan are still frustrated. The situation has become very difficult."

According to the BBC, Mackenzie said the United States and its allies had been able to evacuate about 123,000 people from Afghanistan.

Voice TV/IA


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