New Delhi: Forward of the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, the Taliban on Friday claimed to have taken management of components of the Kabul worldwide airport.
Taking to Twitter, Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi mentioned, “Immediately, three essential places within the navy a part of Kabul airport had been evacuated by the People and are below the management of the Islamic Emirate… Now, a really small half stays with the People.”
One senior commander mentioned Taliban forces “simply not a small half the place the People nonetheless are.” Whereas Reuters quoted a second official as saying that the forces had been able to take full management. “As quickly because the People depart, they only have to offer us the sign and we are going to then take over,” he mentioned. “This may be accomplished as early as this weekend,” he mentioned including, “It`s only a matter of some extra time.”
The USA and its allies had set August 31 deadline to finish evacuations from the war-torn nation.
In the meantime, the Pentagon asserted that US stays in full management of navy facet of Kabul airport. It additionally assured that the Taliban was not answerable for flight operations.
Additional, State Division spokesperson Ned Worth on Friday mentioned the US will switch Kabul airport again to the Afghan folks. “Upon our departure, we are going to switch the Kabul airport again to the Afghan folks,” he mentioned at a media briefing.