Kaya News Reporter
Scenes of a mass of people desperate to escape Afghanistan as the Taliban took control has caused a social media storm and concern across the world.
The Taliban has declared the war in Afghanistan over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani has also reportedly fled the country.
On Monday evening in Kabul, military as well as civilian flights were suspended, reports from journalist and video footage shows recorded sounds of gunfire at the airport as people ran across the tarmac and approached gates from outside.
It’s alleged that at least seven people are reported dead after panic rush of crowds at Kabul airport as Taliban seize power.
It is now twenty years after the United States invaded Afghanistan.
Insane. Don’t have any other words.
The Kabul Airport.
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) August 16, 2021
This could become Fall of Saigon 2.0 or worse — the Fall of Kabul and the massive throngs of people trying to flee at Kabul Airport. Can’t blame them. Where are the international support to send passenger jets to airlift them all out?! #Kabul pic.twitter.com/GamVlDejdJ
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 16, 2021
Dozens of Afghans ran alongside a US military plane as it rode on the runway and several clung to the side as the jet took off.
Kabul Airport Monday morning . 8-16-2021 pic.twitter.com/tiAQotBbF5
— BANDIT XRAY 🇺🇸 ⚔ (@BANDIT_XRAY) August 16, 2021
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) August 16, 2021