A day after the Taliban took over Kabul, a sequence of occasions from chaos at the airport to individuals falling from the sky, it was a tragic day in Afghanistan. 10 individuals had been killed whereas a number of had been injured after US Army, who had taken management over the airport, made an effort to cease swamps of individuals from disrupting the evacuation course of.
HERE ARE 10 KEY DEVELOPMENTS
1) JOE BIDEN’S ADDRESS
During a 15-minute-long speech, US President Joe Biden mentioned he stands “squarely behind” his determination to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan and that the Afghan authorities’s collapse was faster than anticipated.
Biden mentioned he was confronted with a selection between sticking to a beforehand negotiated settlement to withdraw U.S. troops this 12 months or sending 1000’s extra service members again into Afghanistan for a “third decade” of battle.
2) Kabul airport sees chaotic scenes; 10 killed
Ten individuals had been killed on Monday as a sea of Afghans, determined to depart the nation, thronged Kabul airport after Taliban insurgents seized the capital, prompting the US navy to droop evacuations to clear the airfield.
While it was not instantly clear how the 5 individuals died at the airport, a US official later mentioned troops had fired within the air to discourage individuals attempting to power their method on to a navy flight that was set to fly US diplomats and embassy workers out of town.
The US needed to quickly halt all evacuation flights from Kabul to clear individuals who had converged on the airfield.
3) Afghans run alongside, cling to US Air Force jet:
In a video, capturing the sense of horror among the many individuals in Afghanistan, confirmed a whole bunch of younger Afghan nationals working alongside and clinging on to a US Military Aircraft on the runway because it was about to take off from the Kabul airport.
Kabul Airport runway right this moment. No phrases wanted. pic.twitter.com/8SfzEOprUZ
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) August 16, 2021
Sources mentioned the younger nationals principally comprised individuals who had helped the American authorities in Afghanistan. Some amongst them had been translators who helped US after they had been in management of the nation.
4) Two Afghans fall to dying from the sky
Two individuals, who had tied themselves to the underbelly of the US navy’s C-17 Globemaster plane, fell from the aircraft shortly after it took off from the Kabul airport on Monday.
A video that went viral on social media, confirmed that Afghan nationals, believed to be clinging on to the touchdown gear of C-17 transport aircraft, falling because of the large G-force exerted throughout take-off.
As per native media experiences, three younger males who had been holding themselves tightly on to the tires of an airplane fell on prime of individuals’s homes.
5) ‘Ensure Afghanistan is not used as platform for terrorist outfits’
Calling on the worldwide neighborhood to unite, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres, urged the UN Security Council to make use of “all available instruments” to make sure Afghanistan is rarely once more used as a platform or secure haven for terrorist organisations.
Guterres instructed the UNSC, “we cannot and must not” abandon the individuals of the war-torn nation.
Taliban insurgents swept into Kabul on Sunday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, bringing an finish to a two-decade marketing campaign by which the US and its allies had tried to remodel Afghanistan.
6) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani fled with automobiles, chopper full of money
Russia’s embassy in Kabul mentioned on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had fled the nation with 4 automobiles and a helicopter full of money and needed to depart some cash behind as it could not all slot in, the RIA information company reported.
Ghani, whose present whereabouts are unknown, mentioned he left Afghanistan on Sunday because the Taliban entered Kabul just about unopposed. He mentioned he needed to keep away from bloodshed.
Russia has mentioned it’ll retain a diplomatic presence in Kabul and hopes to develop ties with the Taliban even because it says it’s no rush to recognise them because the nation’s rulers and can intently observe their behaviour.
7) Viral video reveals Taliban forces inside Afghan Parliament
In a video that has gone viral on social media, reveals that Taliban forces have reportedly taken over the Afghan Parliament. The fighters had been seen weiling weapons contained in the Parliament constructing.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) August 16, 2021
The video confirmed that just a few Afghan fighters had been sitting on the chairs the place the Afghan leaders sat precisely two weeks again when Afghan chief Arshaf Ghani held a joint session.
On Sunday, Taliban troopers additionally took management of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, hardening their stand as US authorities evacuates remaining personnel.
8) Former Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani in Oman
Former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is in Oman after Tajikistan denied touchdown. He is more likely to head to the US. Former NSA Mohib can be with Ghani in Oman.
Earlier, Ashraf Ghani took to social media to say that he left the nation to keep away from bloodshed. The President had left the nation after the Taliban narrowed in and took over Kabul.
9) Taliban focus on future of govt in Doha
The Taliban mentioned they’re discussing the longer term of their government’s course, together with its construction and identify, in a gathering in Doha. The Taliban mentioned they’re anticipated to report on the method within the close to future.
A TOLOnews report talked about that the Taliban management is busy in discussions in Doha and they’re in contact with the worldwide neighborhood and political events inside Afghanistan.
The present state of affairs is a check for the Taliban, mentioned the Taliban’s political deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, to TOLOnews.
10) Afghan navy jet shot down
An Afghan navy jet was shot down by Uzbek air defence forces and crashed after crossing the border into Uzbekistan, the Uzbek defence ministry mentioned on Monday.
The Afghan authorities collapsed on Sunday and the Taliban insurgents took management of the capital Kabul.
The jet crashed late on Sunday in Uzbekistan’s southernmost Surxondaryo province adjoining to Afghanistan.
“Uzbekistan’s air defence forces prevented an attempt by an Afghan military aircraft to illegally cross Uzbekistan’s border,” defence ministry spokesman Bahrom Zulfikorov mentioned.