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Graphic shows situation report on the ground in Kabul and around the city’s airport.


الجسر الجوي الأفغاني في سباق مع الزمن

By Jordi Bou

August 25, 2021 - تعمل القوات الغربية في مطار كابل بشكل محموم على إجلاء أعداد هائلة من الأشخاص بعدما رفض الرئيس الأميركي جو بايدن مناشدات حلفاء مجموعة السبع لإبقاء القوات في أفغانستان إلى ما بعد نهاية آب (أغسطس).

In one of the biggest such airlifts ever, the United States and its allies have evacuated more than 82,300 people, including their citizens, NATO personnel and Afghans at risk, since Aug. 14, the day before the Taliban swept into the capital Kabul to bring to an end a 20-year foreign military presence.

U.S. President Joe Biden said U.S. troops in Afghanistan faced mounting danger and aid agencies warned of an impending humanitarian crisis for the population left behind.

The Taliban said all foreign evacuations must be completed by August 31, and asked the U.S. to stop urging talented Afghans to leave, while also trying to persuade people at the airport to go home, saying they had nothing to fear.

PUBLISHED: 25/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Google Maps