Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

Taliban rebels entered Kabul, President Ashraf Ghani left Afghanistan. Photo by REUTERS.

24 PHOTOS

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

1. A US Army Chinook helicopter flies over Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

2. Taliban forces patrol a street in Herat.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

3. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Acting Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi visit a military corps in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

4. An Afghan soldier stands in a military vehicle on a street in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

5. Taliban fighters ride the back of a car outside the Herat Citadel in Herat, western Afghanistan, in this screenshot from an undated social media video uploaded on August 12, 2021.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

6. Afghan security forces guard the entrance gates of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

7. People arriving from Afghanistan head to the Friendship Gateway in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

8. People arrive from Afghanistan at the Gate of Friendship checkpoint in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

9. Afghan passengers go to the airport in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

10. Taliban forces patrol a street in Herat.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

11. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a meeting on security issues in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

12. Military transport helicopter CH-46 Sea Knight flies over Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

13. Cars in line waiting to cross the Gate of Friendship checkpoint in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

14. A family with their belongings awaits crossing the Gate of Friendship checkpoint in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

15. A military helicopter flies over Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

16. Acting Defense Minister of Afghanistan, General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi speaks to the camera in Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

17. Taliban fighters walk towards the Herat Citadel in the western Afghan city of Herat in this screenshot from an undated social media video.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

18. A US Army Apache helicopter flies over Kabul.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

19. Soldiers of Pakistani paramilitaries stand guard in front of people who gather and wait to go to the Gate of Friendship checkpoint in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

20. A fighter stands guard next to a Taliban flag raised at a gate outside a police headquarters in Ghazni, Afghanistan, in this screenshot taken from a video released by the Taliban on August 12, 2021.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

21. Pakistani army soldiers talk with people who are about to cross the Gate of Friendship checkpoint in the Pakistani-Afghan border town of Chaman.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

22. Taliban fighters gather at a major road intersection in the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, in this screenshot taken from a video released by the Taliban.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

23. Taliban fighters record a message after the capture of Puli Khumri, the capital of Baghlan province.

Taliban enter Afghan capital after lightning offensive

24. Taliban fighters guard a checkpoint in Farah.

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