As US troops leave Afghanistan, the Taliban has made advancements to the capital city, Kabul. On Sunday evening, it fell and the Taliban now controls Afghanistan. The United States Air Force has sent C-17’s, KC-130’s & KC-135 Stratotanker.
According to Reuters report, thousands of Afghanistan people have fled to Kabul Airport. They want to get out. They don’t feel safe.
The US and it’s European allies such as the UK, Germany & The Netherlands have all sent their own aircraft to repatriate foreign dignitaries and embassy workers.
A C-130 on the ground, a C-17 in the air leaving Kabul to the SSW and a tanker on the way. pic.twitter.com/1tVt0bHzOL
— Oren Liebermann (@OrenCNN) August 15, 2021
The US has taken control of Kabul air traffic control and the Afghanistan government department responsible for aviation said that aircraft should avoid Afghan airspace as it is uncontrolled.
There are reports of numerous deaths at Kabul Airport. It is unknown how these people have died. United States troops have fired their guns into the air to stop people trying to board a plane full of embassy dignitaries and workers.
ویدیو – هجوم مردم به سوی یک هواپیمای نیروهای امریکایی در میدان هوایی کابل pic.twitter.com/7qdpHXi9Qu
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) August 16, 2021
Images circulating online show that thousands of people are trying to board Boeing 777’s, Airbus A330’s & USAF C-17’s
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 has taken off from Kabul on Monday. The first plane left Kabul, arriving in Doha.
Early on Monday morning, the RAF arrived back in the UK at Brize Norton with embassy officials and UK citizens as part of Operation PITTING.