Taliban blocking Afghans from reaching Kabul airport contrary to commitments, State Department says

The Taliban is reportedly blocking Afghans from reaching Kabul’s international airport to flee the country, breaking their commitments to the U.S., a Biden administration official said Wednesday. That acknowledgement at a press briefing came shortly after the U.S. embassy in Kabul alerted people there that it “cannot ensure safe passage” to the airport for the capital […]

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Body of dead Afghan found in landing gear of military jet leaving Kabul airport

The news is the latest disturbing development after chaos erupted at Kabul’s international airport. The body of an Afghan so desperate to escape the country hours after Kabul fell to the Taliban was found in the landing gear of an American C-17 transport aircraft hours after it hastily took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport, […]

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Taliban pledged safe passage of civilians to Kabul airport, White House says

Newly empowered Taliban militants have informed the U.S. that they are prepared to provide safe passage for civilians attempting to flee Afghanistan through Kabul’s international airport, the White House said Tuesday. “We intend to hold them to that commitment,” national security advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters amid a barrage of questions about the Biden administration’s […]

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