Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

The Taliban (banned in Russia) have established themselves following an unimpeded invasion of Kabul on Sunday. Photo

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Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

1. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, reportedly to Uzbekistan.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

2. Life in the city center seems normal.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

3. Much less traffic, most shops are closed. But people look much calmer.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

4. At the international airport, however, the scenes were disastrous.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

5. There are currently 2,500 US troops at the airport, with another 500 arriving in the next few hours, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

6. US troops are still "working to restore security" when the Pentagon announced the suspension of flights.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

7. Footage posted on social media shows civilians in Afghanistan clinging to the side of a US military aircraft preparing to take off.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

8. Amnesty International called on the international community to act “with determination to prevent further tragedy”.

Afghanistan: Kabul - the day after the Taliban takeover

9. “What we are seeing in Afghanistan is a tragedy that had to be foreseen and prevented,” said Agnes Callamard, Secretary-General of the organization.

Keywords: Afghanistan | Kabul | Taliban takeover | City | Country | Life | Society | Tragedy | Religion

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