US Army Open Fire At Kabul Airport to Quell Ruckus

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Afghanistan is currently completely under Taliban control. President Ashraf Ghani has left the country. The Taliban has said that the war in Afghanistan is over. There are reports of a ruckus at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai airport.

A heavy throng of Afghans at Kabul airport / Pic: AFP

By Vaishali Pandey

Afghanistan is now fully under Taliban control as President Ashraf Ghani has left the country and he is now in Oman. He said, in his Facebook post that he wanted to avoid the bloodshed that’s why he left the counrty.

Meanwhile, the Taliban has declared that the war in Afghanistan is over. The Taliban have takwn over the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Many countries are trying to evacuate their citizens.

Ruckus At Kabul Airport:

Thousands of people are trying to leave Kabul following the coup by the Taliban in Afghanistan. According to AFP sources, there was an uproar at Kabul airport as thousands of people wanted to leave Afghanistan desperately, after which US forces opened fire in the air to disperse the crowd.

At Kabul airport, people were rushing and struggling to get inside the cabin from the single ladder that linked to the front door of a parked aircraft. Some parts of the tarmac are surrounded by barbed wire, and a line of Afghans watches the few surviving US forces defending the airport from behind them.

What Taliban Says?

A Taliban spokesman told Al Jazeera that the war in Afghanistan is over. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem said the organization wants to have peaceful relations with the international community and is ready to discuss any issue with them. He also told that the Taliban do not want to live in isolation and soon it will be clear what kind of governance will take place in Afghanistan.

He also assured that no embassy or any headquarters in the capital has been targeted. The Taliban will give way to diplomats or civilians who want to leave safely.

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