19 September 2021
1 month ago
British Prime Minister calls US President to discuss the situation in Afghanistan
The Leader of Taliban's Doha Political Office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived at Kandahar airport from Qatar along with other senior members of Taliban political office1 month ago
The Leader of Taliban's Doha Political Office Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived at Kandahar airport from Qatar along with other senior members of Taliban political office
Arrival of IEA Political Office members on  Kandahar airport Afghanistan1 month ago
Arrival of IEA Political Office members on Kandahar airport Afghanistan
The U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday that it was investigating human remains being found in the wheel well of a C-17 that flew out of Kabul amid the chaos of the Taliban taking over Kabul
German Air Force A400 GAF307 en route to Kabul1 month ago
German Air Force A400 GAF307 en route to Kabul
French Air Force C-130 that was supposed to head to Afghanistan has turned around after holding over Pakistan1 month ago
French Air Force C-130 that was supposed to head to Afghanistan has turned around after holding over Pakistan
1 month ago
McKenzie: Kabul Airport is safe and open to civil air traffic operating under flight rules
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McKenzie: The protection of American civilians and our partners is a top priority and we will take all necessary measures to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal from Afghanistan
The US message to Americans in Afghanistan right now is to shelter in place until they get communications from the US embassy which tell them when they should come to the airport & where exactly to go, says @StateDeptSpox
A statue of Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari's statue in Bamiyan has been reportedly blown up this evening. Local sources earlier reported a blast. Multiple people connected to local sources there say that Taliban fighters could be responsible for it1 month ago
A statue of Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari's statue in Bamiyan has been reportedly blown up this evening. Local sources earlier reported a blast. Multiple people connected to local sources there say that Taliban fighters could be responsible for it
Gen. McKenzie, head of U.S. forces in Middle East and Afghanistan, arrives in Kabul to assess evacuation efforts and warns Taliban any attack would be met with overwhelming force1 month ago
Gen. McKenzie, head of U.S. forces in Middle East and Afghanistan, arrives in Kabul to assess evacuation efforts and warns Taliban "any attack would be met with overwhelming force"
1 month ago
There is news that soldiers and militias fleeing the Taliban have begun to gather in the Panshir valley, the only region of Afghanistan not under Taliban control. Armed groups in the region consider Ahmet Mesud, one of the commanders of the Northern alliance, and Emrullah Salih, deputy WB, as leaders.
1 month ago
"I expect he'll do that in the coming days," says @PressSec of @POTUS calling world leaders about Afghanistan
Psaki says there are at least 11,000 Americans still in Afghanistan. Earlier today, John Kirby said there are between 5,000 and 10,000
1 month ago
Were the orders of @POTUS executed as intended in Afghanistan Photos of chaotic moments are of many Afghans that want to get out of the country but "he's confident in his national security team," says @PressSec
Asked abt billions of $ in US equipment given to the Afghans over the last 20 yrs, @jakejsullivan says: "We don't have a complete picture, obviously, of where every article of defense materials has gone, but certainly a fair amount of it has fallen into the hands of the Taliban
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Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh declares himself as the caretaker president in accordance with the constitution since he is in the country He calls for resistance against "terrorist" Taliban
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Taliban spokesman: We will not retaliate against collaborators or members of the former government, who are our partners in building our homeland
1 month ago
Taliban will not be recognized by Government of Canada, says Justin Trudeau
For the first time Taliban spokesman @Zabehulah_M33  on camera before international media1 month ago
For the first time Taliban spokesman @Zabehulah_M33 on camera before international media
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Based on Taliban leaders' orders, everyone is pardoned, adds @Zabehulah_M33
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Taliban spokesman at press-conference in Kabul: Securing Afghan citizens and diplomatic missions is a priority
.@usairforce Offutt based RC-135W 'Rivet Joint', 62-4138, operating over Kabul Afghanishtan1 month ago
[email protected] Offutt based RC-135W 'Rivet Joint', 62-4138, operating over Kabul Afghanishtan
Asked why the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs have not spoken publicly, Kirby tells @JenGriffinFNC they are "extremely busy" talking to commanders on the ground in Kabul
Pentagon: U.S. military on the ground in Kabul talking to Taliban about helping rescue more Americans, Kirby says
Pentagon: No 'hostile interaction' with Taliban so far following talks between senior American and Taliban leaders
1 month ago
Hamid Karzai International Airport "is open and flights are able to land and depart, including on the civilian side," according to a @WhiteHouse official
1 month ago
Taliban to CNN: Deputy leader of the movement Mullah Baradar left Doha on his way to Kandahar
NATO Secretary General: We have suspended financial support for the Afghan forces due to the current government vacuum
NATO Secretary General: No one expected the speed with which the government and security forces collapsed in Afghanistan
Convoy of former TB Defense Minister Mullah Fazal arrived in Kandahar earlier today
1 month ago
Shooting continued in the air around Kabul airport to disperse the crowd
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The German government is suspending aid to Afghanistan
IEA begun air patrol in Herat Afghanistan1 month ago
IEA begun air patrol in Herat Afghanistan
First apparent images of Afghanistan Air Force aircraft at Termez Airport Uzbekistan
1 month ago
About 1,000 Russian military personnel in Tajikistan began combat training exercises against the backdrop of the situation in Afghanistan - Central Military District
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Turkish Foreign Minister: We are holding talks with all Afghan parties, including the Taliban
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Turkish Foreign Minister: Security and stability must be established in Afghanistan
French Minister of the Armed Forces: The first French plane transporting evacuees from Kabul lands in Abu Dhabi
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Taiwan would not collapse like Afghanistan in the event of an attack, Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Tuesday, offering an indirect warning to powerful neighbour China not to be "deluded" into thinking it could take the island
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British Foreign Secretary: The Taliban managed to establish control much faster than we expected
Afghanistan's TOLOnews resumed broadcast with female anchors - And female presenter doing live interview of Taliban media team1 month ago
Afghanistan's TOLOnews resumed broadcast with female anchors - And female presenter doing live interview of Taliban media team
NATO SCR @pontecorvoste says:  Runway in HKIA Kabul international airport is open. I see airplanes landing and taking off1 month ago
NATO SCR @pontecorvoste says: Runway in HKIA Kabul international airport is open. I see airplanes landing and taking off
1 month ago
Today in Kabul the traffic Police appear to be back in uniform and working, with the Taliban posted in different areas as well
Amazing 16th August @planet satellite image shows the fleeing Afghanistan Air Force aircraft that have appeared at Termuz Uzbekistan in the last few of days
1 month ago
US Ambassador to Afghanistan is in a secure location at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul with other US Embassy personnel, confirms State Dept. spokesperson
@DeptofDefense says US military flights back in the air, headed to #Kabul #Afghanistan Another 1,000 US troops are expected to be there by the end of the day, bringing total to 3,500
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Evacuation mission: After a long circling over Kabul, an A400M of the Bundeswehr landed in Kabul a few minutes ago. US soldiers have cleared the runway, apparently other rescue machines can now land
"This is not in our national security interest. This is not what the American people want," says @POTUS of continued US military involvement in Afghanistan
Biden says US will defends its people with devastating force if necessary
US response "will be swift and forceful" if Taliban interfere with the evacuation, vows @POTUS
Biden says US troops will secure the airfield and evacuate U.S. citizens and Afghan allies
Biden: The US military will provide support to move thousands of Afghan collaborators and their families out of Afghanistan
"Human rights must be the center of our foreign policy" but not through endless military deployments, according to @POTUS
Biden: Ashraf Ghani insisted that the Afghan forces would fight and it was clear that he was wrong
Biden: We will not continue to fight on behalf of Afghan forces
Biden says the US could not give Afghan troops the will to fight, the US should not be in a war that the Afghans aren't fighting
China and Russia would love nothing more than for the US to continue to funnel billions of dollars into Afghanistan indefinitely, according to @POTUS
"A force larger in size than many of our NATO allies" with every tool they needed is how @POTUS characterizes the now-vaporized Afghan military
It is wrong to order American troops to step up when Afghan forces did not, adds @POTUS
"This did unfold more quickly than we anticipated," the government leadership fled and the Afghan military collapsed, notes @POTUS
Biden: The US military cannot fight in a war with Afghan forces that are not ready to participate in it
"When I came into office I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban," notes @POTUS
Only US goal in Afghanistan always was "preventing a terrorist attack on the homeland," says @POTUS
[email protected] addressing the United States about developments in Afghanistan
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A transport plane has just landed at Kabul airport
Dutch military plans multiple evacuation flights for Afghanistan - minister
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President Ghani's decision to flee the country killed a tentative deal between Afghan and Taliban negotiators in Doha for a 2-wk ceasefire and creation of a transitional government, sources say
Emmanuel Macron on the situation in Afghanistan: "We must anticipate and protect ourselves against significant irregular migratory flows"
Macron vows EU initiative to protect against migrant flows from Afghanistan
1 month ago
Afghanistan evacuation mission: German A400M of the Bundeswehr has to turn off after circling for hours over Kabul, because one did not get a landing permit. Now he's flying to Tashkent first
And now confirmation from @StateDeptSpox that @SecBlinken today also spoke to China Foreign Minister Wang "about developments in Afghanistan, including the security situation and our respective efforts to bring U.S. and PRC citizens to safety
Clarification on what Pentagon spokesman said about Austin not having offered his resignation: He was asked a question about whether Austin had offered his resignation or would, to which he replied "No"
1 month ago
German rescue plane can't land in Kabul airport due to situation - France and Spain were also sending planes
Taliban official Abdul Hamid Hamasi visited a hospital in Kabul and assured the female doctors to continue their work and said that they will not be harmed. This video from the meeting was circulated by TB accounts1 month ago
Taliban official Abdul Hamid Hamasi visited a hospital in Kabul and assured the female doctors to continue their work and said that they will not be harmed. This video from the meeting was circulated by TB accounts
Merkel: „misjudged situation in Afghanistan  - „help those who worked with German agencies, no mention of evacuation guarantee - vows to „support countries in region to shelter refugees „Will not repeat mistake of 2015 to underfund ⁦UN @refugees agency and Food Programmes1 month ago
Merkel: „misjudged" situation in Afghanistan - „help those who worked with German agencies", no mention of evacuation guarantee - vows to „support countries in region" to shelter refugees „Will not repeat mistake of 2015 to underfund ⁦UN @refugees agency and Food Programmes
White House: President Biden received a briefing from his national security team on the security situation at Kabul Airport and evacuation efforts
1 month ago
[email protected] reports the Taliban has "taken over the civilian side of the airport" while the U.S. military is evacuating from the military side
The UN Security Council calls for the formation of a new Afghan government through negotiations that is united, inclusive and includes women
1 month ago
Afghan Embraer and Uzbek MiG-29 collided on August 15 in the skies over Uzbekistan, the pilots are alive, they ejected, the Prosecutor General's Office of Uzbekistan reports.
1 month ago
UK is sending an extra 200 troops to Kabul to help with evacuation effort. Numbers of UK armed forces personnel on the ground set to be around 900. This comprises around 100 already out there before the past week and 800 (up from 600) who've been urgently deployed in
1 month ago
Lavrov discussed Afghanistan with Blinken by phone. The minister and the secretary of state agreed to consult with the PRC and Pakistan to help create the prerequisites for an inter-Afghan dialogue.
1 month ago
Uzbekistan says it 'forced landing' of 46 Afghan aircraft crossing border
[email protected] John Kirby says the last US airstrike conducted in Afghanistan "was several days ago." Airstrikes in support of Afghan forces were ongoing as of last week
@PentagonPresSec says @SecDef Lloyd Austin has no plans to offer his resignation to @POTUS over the developments in #Afghanistan
[email protected] says the total number of US troops in Kabul will be closer to 6,000 despite additional troops being sent in
Pentagon confirms reviewing two U.S. locations inside U.S. to house up to 22,000 Afghan interpreters and families/SIV's
[email protected] says SecDef authorized today the immediate deployment to Kabul of a third battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division-their brigade Brigade Combat Team-that was headed to Kuwait
[email protected] confirms: 2 separate "security incidents" at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, U.S. forces did respond, resulting in the death of 2 armed individuals
Pakistan: The solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is not military
Pentagon announces that another 1,000 soldiers from 82ndAirborne will head to Kabul. Now 7,000 U.S. troops will soon be in Kabul, 2,500 right now
1 month ago
Pentagon on record says no flights are coming or going from Kabul. Unclear when airfields will be clear
1 month ago
German Foreign Minister: NATO allies underestimated the Taliban and failed to assess the Afghan forces
German Foreign Minister: We, the intelligence and the international community miscalculated the situation in Afghanistan
[email protected] to return to the @WhiteHouse today from Camp David and will deliver remarks on Afghanistan at 15:45 EDT (19:45 UTC).
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Russian Foreign Ministry: The Taliban has begun restoring public order in Kabul
1 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia has established working contacts with representatives of the new authorities in Afghanistan
Guterres at UNSC: UN personnel in Afghanistan have not been threatened
The demise of KPF  Troops from the Khost Protection  Force (KPF) have reportedly mass surrendered to the Taliban in Dwa Manda distric of  Khost. It is said that they were around 6000 in numbers, with 1200 vehicles.The Taliban have accepted their surrender1 month ago
The demise of KPF Troops from the Khost Protection Force (KPF) have reportedly mass surrendered to the Taliban in Dwa Manda distric of Khost. It is said that they were around 6000 in numbers, with 1200 vehicles.The Taliban have accepted their surrender
1 month ago
US officials: The Taliban will not be allowed to access Afghan cash reserves in the United States
Network data show interruptions to internet connectivity in Afghanistan amid power outages and a partial collapse of infrastructure as Taliban take control of major cities including Kabul1 month ago
Network data show interruptions to internet connectivity in Afghanistan amid power outages and a partial collapse of infrastructure as Taliban take control of major cities including Kabul
PM Citu told reporters "no decision yet" on receiving fleeing Afghans beyond the current refugee "quota". According to him, Romania will soon "send a plane or work with NATO to bring home 35 Romanian nationals from Afghanistan who work for the UN and private contractors"
Hairatan port on the border with Uzbekistan. Hundreds of vehicles left on the bridge1 month ago
Hairatan port on the border with Uzbekistan. Hundreds of vehicles left on the bridge
This is a photo obtained by Fox News of the US Embassy flag being flown out of Kabul on an evacuation flight1 month ago
This is a photo obtained by Fox News of the US Embassy flag being flown out of Kabul on an evacuation flight
Afghan Air Force plane was shot down by Uzbekistan's air defense system while attempting to enter air space - Uzbekistan's Ministry of Defense1 month ago
Afghan Air Force plane was shot down by Uzbekistan's air defense system while attempting to enter air space - Uzbekistan's Ministry of Defense
1 month ago
Afghan Defense Minister: I did not leave Kabul and we will continue the fight against "militants"
US National Security Adviser: We have contingency plans, including sending forces to secure Kabul Airport to facilitate the evacuation process
1 month ago
The US military has suspended air operations at the Kabul airport while troops try to clear the airfield of Afghans who flooded the tarmac, per @barbarastarrcnn. Biden's national security advisers have made clear this a.m. they don't consider the airport secure right now
1 month ago
One of the planes departed from Germany this morning is now on ground in Baku. The other plane is also on route to Baku
US National Security Adviser: Biden discusses the situation in Afghanistan with his national security team
First picture of Amrullah Saleh since the fall of Kabul. He's in Panjshir with Ahmad Massoud and some commanders and planning to start a resistance from there1 month ago
First picture of Amrullah Saleh since the fall of Kabul. He's in Panjshir with Ahmad Massoud and some commanders and planning to start a resistance from there
1 month ago
US Deputy National Security Adviser: Talks with the Taliban in Qatar continue
US Deputy National Security Adviser: The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated faster than expected
US Deputy National Security Adviser: We warn the Taliban against taking any hostile steps towards the United States
1 month ago
Moscow doesn't see a single fact that would suggest a Taliban threat to Russia's allies in Central Asia
The scene outside the Kabul airport gate this morning, where people were arriving by the thousands and things were rapidly spiraling out of control, as false rumors spread of flights out for anybody without visas. Several killed inside and outside already1 month ago
The scene outside the Kabul airport gate this morning, where people were arriving by the thousands and things were rapidly spiraling out of control, as false rumors spread of flights out for anybody without visas. Several killed inside and outside already
Josep Borrell Fontelles: Following latest developments in Afghanistan, and after intense contacts with partners in the past days and hours, I decided to convene an extraordinary VTC of EU Foreign Ministers FAC tomorrow afternoon for a first assessment
1 month ago
Preparation for the exercises of the Collective Forces of the CSTO, which will be held near the Tajik-Afghan border in the coming months, has begun - Secretary General of the organization
1 month ago
Merkel: US domestic political reasons contributed to the decision to withdraw Western forces from Afghanistan
1 month ago
„We have lost contact with one of former CzechRepublic Army Afghan Translator. He was kidnapped by „militants". No information about him now. His wife and 3 children condition unknown as well" - Veteran Army „Vlčí Máky" association announced.
The Netherlands begins sending planes to Afghanistan to evacuate foreign nationals
1 month ago
To evacuate the stranded Australian staff and allies from Kabul Australia is sending 250 soldier to Afghanistan
1 month ago
In Bokhtar airport, south Tajikistan, three aircraft and two military helicopters of Afghan armed forces landed last night, with some 140 people on board, while fleeing from Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul
Picture is of the surrender of government soldiers in Shorabak base Helmand province1 month ago
Picture is of the surrender of government soldiers in Shorabak base Helmand province
1 month ago
Reuters, on the authority of a Taliban official: The movement's fighters began collecting weapons from civilians in the capital, Kabul
Taliban entered the TOLOnews compound in Kabul, checked the weapons of the security staff, collected govt-issued weapons, agreed to keep the compound safe1 month ago
Taliban entered the TOLOnews compound in Kabul, checked the weapons of the security staff, collected govt-issued weapons, agreed to keep the compound safe
1 month ago
Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia have expressed readiness to temporarily host an undefined number of Afghans fleeing their country after Taliban forces seized control over the weekend as the US pulled out
1 month ago
The Russian President's Special Envoy to Afghanistan: Exclusion of the Taliban from the list of organizations begins in the UN Security Council
1 month ago
British Ministry of Defense: British Armed Forces continue to evacuate British citizens and collaborators from Kabul
China says willing to develop 'friendly relations' with Afghanistan's Taliban
2x SOCOM HC-130J Combat King II FEVER11/12 departed Kabul Afghanistan1 month ago
2x SOCOM HC-130J Combat King II FEVER11/12 departed Kabul Afghanistan
The TTP members and Mamund tribes people spread across Kunar and Bajaur warmly welcomes the TTP founding deputy chief Mulawi Faqir Muhammad after he reaches Kunar released from Kabul by the Afghan Taliban. He's also an influential tribal elder other than a TTP senior leader
It seems that the airspace of Afghanistan has been restricted1 month ago
It seems that the airspace of Afghanistan has been restricted
Apache doing crowd control at Kabul Airport1 month ago
Apache doing crowd control at Kabul Airport
Crowds preventing a plane from taking off Kabul international airport1 month ago
Crowds preventing a plane from taking off Kabul international airport
The plane with the insignia of the Afghan Air Force crashed in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan, two people were injured1 month ago
The plane with the insignia of the Afghan Air Force crashed in the Sherabad district of the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan, two people were injured
Australia announces that the Taliban will be held fully responsible for any killing or violation of the Afghan army
A British military plane carrying the first batch of returnees from Afghanistan arrives in London
1 month ago
German military plane on its way to Kabul to complete evacuations
Armed Taliban attacked Hizb-e-Islami office in Jalalabad, disrespected Hekmatyar's posters and took arms form the office guards, according to a Hiz leader
The Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan is studying reports of the crash of an Afghan Air Force plane in the Surkhandarya region, Gazeta.uz reports
1 month ago
DefSec @BWallaceMP says UK could put in more troops to facilitate evacuation from Kabul. Says will try to continue flights out till end of month
1 month ago
Reuters, according to eyewitnesses: At least 5 people were killed during the chaos that took place at Kabul airport
1 month ago
As planes try to take off there is intense gunfire to be heard coming from the airport as security forces try to keep desperate crowds back. Reports emerging of people killed in the chaos and crowd storming airport
Airport in Kabul. Shots audible1 month ago
Airport in Kabul. Shots audible
1 month ago
Civil Aviation Authority: Handing over Afghan airspace to a military administration
1 month ago
The Civil Aviation Authority advises incoming flights to Afghanistan to change its route
US Forces taking their positions at the Kabul airport to secure the airport. Some gunfire was reported this morning to control the chaos and crowd1 month ago
US Forces taking their positions at the Kabul airport to secure the airport. Some gunfire was reported this morning to control the chaos and crowd
1 month ago
Taliban: The situation is calm and the movement does not clash with the departing government forces or civilians in any area
Kabul, day one post Taliban takeover - Men from the Taliban are now driving Tanks, HumVees, Military vehicles with their own men on them on the streets of Kabul - Markets are barely open but the Talibs want them to function at the earliest1 month ago
Kabul, day one post Taliban takeover - Men from the Taliban are now driving Tanks, HumVees, Military vehicles with their own men on them on the streets of Kabul - Markets are barely open but the Talibs want them to function at the earliest
Crowd at Kabul airport1 month ago
Crowd at Kabul airport
1 month ago
Agence France-Presse: US forces fire in the air at Kabul airport as a crowd of people stormed the runway
1 month ago
Pentagon confirms the Department of Defense is preparing to house thousands of Afghan refugees on American military installations, immediately including Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort Bliss in Texas
Taliban new forces arrived Kabul1 month ago
Taliban new forces arrived Kabul
Right now at Kabul airport - people are fleeing for their lives, gunfire in the background, military nearby1 month ago
Right now at Kabul airport - people are fleeing for their lives, gunfire in the background, military nearby
France is relocating its embassy to Kabul airport in light of the "extremely rapid deterioration in the security situation in Afghanistan." Macron has ordered the armed forces to deploy military reinforcements and aircraft to the UAE to begin evacuations to Abu Dhabi
US, @DeptofDefense "continue to monitor the deteriorating security situation in #Afghanistan" per @PentagonPresSec Focus is on "the safe drawdown of civilian personnel from the US Embassy.and to protect operations at the airport" he adds
#Afghanistan-#SIVs - "For all categories, Afghans who have cleared security screening will continue to be transferred directly to the United States. And we will find additional locations for those yet to be screened" per @DeptofDefense @StateDept
US evacuation efforts focused on "thousands of American citizens who have been resident in #Afghanistan, as well as locally employed staff of the US mission in #Kabul & their families and other particularly vulnerable Afghan nationals" per @DeptofDefense @StateDept
@DeptofDefense @StateDept "completing a series of steps to secure the Hamid Karzai International Airport to enable the safe departure of U.S. and allied personnel from #Afghanistan via civilian and military flights" per joint statement #Kabul
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