The Taliban captured part of Kabul airport before the deadline.
The United States has said it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan on August 31. But before that, the Taliban took control of part of Kabul International Airport, a spokesman for the extremist group claimed.
However, the Pentagon has rejected that claim. The US Department of Defense says the main entrance to the Kabul airport is still in the hands of US forces.
What exactly is the problem? Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi tweeted: “Today, the Americans have abandoned three major areas of the Kabul airport, which are now in the hands of the Taliban.”
There are still Americans in a small part. Whenever the Americans leave, they will signal us, and we will occupy Kabul airport. And wait a while. ‘
Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “The Taliban have not been able to seize any of the entrances to the Kabul airport.
However, they do not have any airport operations. The Kabul airport is still in the hands of the US military.”
The United States will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan before August 31. However, US President Doe Biden said US troops could remain in Kabul after August 31 if necessary.
For this reason, Defense Ministry officials have been asked to develop a backup plan.
What exactly did Biden say? He said work was in full speed to withdraw troops by August 31.
However, the timing of the withdrawal is entirely up to the Taliban. He made it clear that the military would act quickly if the Taliban allowed US citizens to enter the airport and not obstruct evacuations.
Biden added that, if necessary, US troops would be in Kabul after August 31. He has been instructed to do Plan B as well.
In this case, they warned the United States on behalf of the Taliban.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen sent a message to the United States that American troops would withdraw before August 31. Remember, it is not a deadline; it is a red line.
But part of the Kabul airport was seized ahead of schedule, sparking outrage from the Taliban. Although the United States has explicitly rejected this claim.
Devika Chowdhury – She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.