The Taliban are poised to take control of Kabul with insurgents appearing to have met little or no resistance entering the Afghan capital.
Multiple columns of smoke over US embassy Kabul. Staff burning sensitive documents on the way out. Blackhawks and Chinooks doing the rounds between the embassy and the airport. Taliban taking the surrounding areas to tighten the siege.
Leader of Taliban, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has entered the presidential palace of Afghanistan Ghani will resign & Baradar will become president of the Afghanistan.
Witness to #history today. #AfghanTaliban knocking at #Kabul doorstep, smoke rising from #USEmbassyKabul as sensitive documents are burnt while #Chinooks & #Blackhawks are taking #Americans from #USEmbassyKabul to #KabulAirport. #POTUS #UN #UNSC #PMIK #SMQureshi https://t.co/iLY778rw9M
— Syed Muhammad Ali (@SyedAli78304182) August 15, 2021
Kabul has experienced a busy day as American forces take its citizens from the city which is about to fall at the hands of the Taliban. Residents were also fleeing after the Taliban surrounded the city
Kabul is getting ready for a Taliban takeover. On the walls, there are paintings of liberated women being removed. What would happen to women once the Taliban take over? This is 21st century. Unbelievable! pic.twitter.com/K4QpQ99Bqk
— Ali Arifi (@AliArifi11) August 15, 2021
Russia does NOT plan to evacuate its Kabul embassy