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Chaos and killings at Kabul airport: US forces open fire as Afghans mob tarmac

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:32
Kabul International Airport has been overwhelmed with scenes of disorder and confusion as panicked Afghan residents and foreign nationals hoping to find seats on the last flights leaving the country have dashed to the airport, with reports of several deaths after US troops were said to have fired in the air to disperse a desperate crowd of thousands.
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With Ghani out of picture, Taliban waltz into Kabul presidential palace

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:32
Not long after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flees the country to safety, the Taliban militant group tops its exponential advances in the country by running into the presidential palace in the capital Kabul.
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China Eyes Post-War Reconstruction in Afghanistan Amid Promises of Peace From Taliban

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:32
China stands poised to take part in post-war reconstruction in Afghanistan after U.S. troops ended a 20-year occupation, leaving the capital Kabul to be taken over by the Taliban, state media reported on Monday.
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The World Reacts: Global Leaders Weigh In on Swift Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
Despite past assurances made by the Biden administration that the Taliban would not take full control of Afghanistan, the militant group did just that over the weekend as reports detailed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country. Amid the worsening chaotic scenes, the US has maintained that it will indeed continue with its troop pullout.
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German Military Aircraft Has Landed in Kabul to Evacuate Nationals, Afghan Partners - Reports

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
The situation in Afghanistan has sharply deteriorated in recent weeks with the Taliban* advance. The Taliban is reportedly in control of all border crossings and also the capital city Kabul. Afraid of persecution from the movement, thousands of Afghans have rushed to Kabul airport, the only remaining way to leave the country, blocking the airstrip.
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Uzbek MiG-29 and Afghan Embraer Collide in Skies Over Uzbekistan, Pilots Survive

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
Two aircraft, Embraer 314 of the Afghan Air Force and MiG-29 of the Uzbek Air Force, collided in the air on Sunday in Uzbekistan, the pilots ejected and survived, the press service of the Uzbek Prosecutor General's Office said on Monday.
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Afghan President Ghani Abandoning His Country Shocked Everyone, Russian Envoy to UN Says

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to abandon Afghanistan over the weekend shocked everyone, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia told the UN Security Council on Monday.
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UN Chief Guterres Calls on All Nations to Be Ready to Receive Afghan Refugees

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
All countries should be willing to receive Afghan refugees and refrain from any deportations, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
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US to Try to Keep Afghanistan's Financial Reserves Out of Taliban Control

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:25
The Biden administration will not permit the Taliban* movement to gain any access to the financial reserves of the collapsed Afghan government that are held in the United States, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Monday.
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Beijing in Contact With Taliban Over Situation in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:23
China is in touch with the Taliban* and other political forces over the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Monday.
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Afghan Military Plane Downed by Uzbek Air Defences for Trying to Cross Border

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:23
According to the emergency services, two pilots from the aircraft survived the fall and were admitted to a hospital in the city of Termez.
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If the Taliban abuse basic human rights, they cannot expect legitimacy in the eyes of the Afghan people or the international community

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:23
Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki at the Security Council briefing on Afghanistan
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Afghanistan: 'Now is the time to stand as one', UN chief tells Security Council

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:23
As desperate Afghans were trying to escape the Taliban and board planes, during chaotic scenes at Kabul airport on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for international unity on Afghanistan, in a briefing to an emergency session of the Security Council.
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Report details grave violations against children in Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:22
Hundreds of boys and girls have been killed or injured over the past two years amid the deteriorating political and security situation in Afghanistan, according to the latest UN report on Children and Armed Conflict, which was issued on Monday, a day after the Taliban consolidated control over the country.
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Biden Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal Decision

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:22
U.S. President Joe Biden is defending his decision to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan despite the quickly unfolding calamity there, vowing not to pass on the problem to a fifth U.S. president.
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Biden Stands 'Squarely' Behind Decision to Withdrawal Troops from Afghanistan

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
U.S. President Joe Biden said he stands "squarely" behind his decision to withdraw U.S. military forces from Afghanistan in his first public comments since the Taliban took full control of the South Asian country.
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Civilians, Diplomats Seek Evacuation from Chaotic Kabul Airport

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
The Afghan capital's international airport was frenetic Monday with thousands of Afghans looking for a way out of Kabul.
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Hasty Afghanistan Evacuation Continues Amid Turmoil at Airport

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
A day after the Afghan capital fell to the Taliban without a fight, U.S. and other foreign forces continue to protect and hold Kabul's international airport, where panicked crowds have fled to seek refuge from the Taliban.
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Biden's Afghanistan Speech Garners Mixed Reviews

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
A roundup compiled by VOA of some reaction by U.S. lawmakers and analysts to President Joe Biden's speech on Afghanistan:
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UN Chief Urges Taliban to Protect Afghan Lives

Globalsecurity.org - Tue, 17/08/2021 - 05:21
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that the "world is watching" Afghanistan during these "pivotal" days, as he called on the Taliban to exercise "utmost restraint" to protect Afghan lives and allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need.
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