Desperate people still waiting at Kabul airport to leave Afghanistan

by Sami Burgaz

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – AUGUST 23: Afghans on Monday (Aug. 23) continued to gather near the entrance gates of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, hoping to get out of the war-torn country as a number of countries continue to evacuate their citizens and diplomats.

The Taliban took over Afghanistan after capturing the capital Kabul on Aug. 15, and are in the process of establishing their government that was removed after US-led foreign forces occupied the war-torn country in 2001.

Countries are evacuating their citizens, diplomats, and some Afghans who worked with Western forces and fear for their safety.


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