Afghan Airports in disarray as People Attempt to Escape Taliban Take-over

On Monday, a day after the Taliban’s take-over of Afghanistan, airports in the Islamic country have been filled to the brim with people trying flee.

The US military evacuate.

Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan evacuated the Presidential Palace on Sunday, when he got intel that the Taliban were marching on Kabul, the capital.

The Taliban relaxing inside the President’s Office.

According to a video released by Al Jazeera, armed men could be seen walking the halls and sitting in the chair of President Ashraf Ghani, who fled the country just hours earlier.

Leader of the Taliban negotiating team Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Meanwhile, commercial flights at Hamid Karzai International Airport have stopped. Footage filmed there showed scenes of chaos and desperation as people scrambled to get onto planes.

People in Afghanistan crowd at the airport as US soldiers stand guard in Kabul on August 16. (Credit: Shakib Rahmani)

US military have established a perimeter at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, guarding at least a portion of the sprawling complex.

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