Daily US Times: Chaos erupted in Kabul Airport as thousands of people rushed and packed into it after the Taliban took total control of the capital city.
Shocking scenes and chaos have been created as thousand rushing the tarmac and pushing onto planes in desperate attempts to flee Afghanistan.
US troops, who are taking control the airport now, fired warning shots as they struggled to manage the chaotic evacuation.
On Sunday, the Taliban swept into Kabul after President Ashraf Ghani and his Vice-President fled the country, bringing a stunning end to a 20-year long adventurous campaign in which the US and its allies had tried to transform Afghanistan.
The country’scountry’s security forces, trained by US Army, collapsed or fled in the face of Taliban offensive that tore through the country in just over a week, far ahead of the planned withdrawal of the last American soldiers at the end of the month.
There is a tense calm set in the capital city, with most people hiding in their homes as the Taliban deployed their fighters at major intersections.
There were scattered reports of looting and armed men knocking on peoples’peoples’ doors, and there was less traffic than usual on eerily quiet streets.
Taliban fighters could be seen searching vehicles at one of the city’scity’s main squares.
Many fear chaos, after the police simply melted away and the Taliban freed thousands of prisoners or a return to the kind of brutal rule the Taliban imposed when it was last in power.
They feared people raced to Kabul’sKabul’s international airport, where the “”civilian side”” was closed until further notice, Afghanistan’sAfghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said.
The military was put in control of the airspace.