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Afghanistan Airport Shooting UGC
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Summary: Troops fire in air as crowds throng Kabul airport
Story No: 4340429
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/23/2021 02:33 PM
People: John Kirby
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Afghan soldiers fired in the air and pushed crowds gathered at the entrance of Kabul airport away as desperate Afghans tried to leave the country in the wake of last week's stunning Taliban takeover.

Videos posted on social media showed Afghan soldiers firing over people's heads as American troops lined up in front of a gate.

On Friday, the United States was struggling to pick up the pace of American and Afghan evacuations at the airport, constrained by obstacles ranging from armed Taliban checkpoints to paperwork problems.

With an August 31 deadline looming, tens of thousands remained to be airlifted from the chaotic country.

Taliban fighters and their checkpoints ringed the airport - major barriers for Afghans who fear that their past work with Westerners makes them prime targets for retribution.

Hundreds of Afghans who lacked any papers or clearance for evacuation also congregated outside the airport, adding to the chaos that has prevented even some Afghans who do have papers and promises of flights from getting through.

It didn't help that many of the Taliban fighters could not read the documents.

In a hopeful sign, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in Washington that 6,000 people were cleared for evacuation Thursday and were expected to board military flights in coming hours.

That would mark a major increase from recent days.

About 2,000 passengers were flown out on each of the past two days, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

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Kabul - 18 August 2021

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1. Afghan soldiers beating people to push them away from airport entrance

2. Afghan soldiers shooting to clear people away, audio: gunfire

3. Various of Afghan soldiers firing over the heads of people and pushing them away to clear airport entrance, audio: gunfire UPSOUND (English) "See they don't know how to control crowd.. so they take these things.. they do these things instead. All they do is yell."

4. Line of American troops standing in front of gate

5. Afghan soldier with his gun raised standing in crowd UPSOUND (Dari/Pashto) "Don't push, enough, don't push, don't create problems! Please don't shoot again."

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Subjects: Crime , Violent crime , Shootings , War and unrest , General news , Evacuations
People: John Kirby
Organisations: Afghanistan government, Afghan armed forces, Taliban
Locations: Oceania , North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul
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Afghanistan Airport Shooting UGC 2
Title:
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Summary: Troops fire in air to control crowds at Kabul airport
Story No: 4340437
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/23/2021 05:25 PM
People: John Kirby
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Afghan soldiers fired in the air and pushed crowds gathered at the entrance of Kabul airport away as desperate Afghans tried to leave the country in the wake of last week's stunning Taliban takeover.

Videos posted on social media showed Afghan soldiers firing over people's heads as American troops lined up in front of a gate.

Frustration was building at the airport as lines of US troops formed a barrier to crowds wishing to get onto the runway.

On Friday, the United States was struggling to pick up the pace of American and Afghan evacuations at the airport, constrained by obstacles ranging from armed Taliban checkpoints to paperwork problems.

With an August 31 deadline looming, tens of thousands remained to be airlifted from the chaotic country.

Taliban fighters and their checkpoints ringed the airport - major barriers for Afghans who fear that their past work with Westerners makes them prime targets for retribution.

Hundreds of Afghans who lacked any papers or clearance for evacuation also congregated outside the airport, adding to the chaos that has prevented even some Afghans who do have papers and promises of flights from getting through.

It didn't help that many of the Taliban fighters could not read the documents.

In a hopeful sign, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said in Washington that 6,000 people were cleared for evacuation Thursday and were expected to board military flights in coming hours.

That would mark a major increase from recent days.

About 2,000 passengers were flown out on each of the past two days, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.

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Kabul - 18 August 2021

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1. Various of Afghan soldiers beating people to push them away from airport entrance, pushing and shooting AUDIO: gunfire UPSOUND (English) "See they don't know how to control crowd, so they take these things. They do these things instead. All they do is yell."

2. Various of crowd facing off with line of American troops standing in front of gate

3. Various of Afghan soldier with gun raised standing in crowd, UPSOUND (Dari and Pashto) "Don't push, enough, don't push, don't create problems! Please don't shoot again." , AUDIO: gunfire

4. Crowd of people in front of airport gate

5 . Various of American troops standing in front of gate surrounded by Afghans wanting to enter the airport

6 . American soldier shouting at crowd UPSOUND (English) "Sit the fuck down!" ++EXPLETIVE++

7. Mid of American soldiers standing in front of gate

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Subjects: Crime , Violent crime , Shootings , Evacuations , General news , War and unrest
People: John Kirby
Organisations: Afghanistan government, Afghan armed forces, United States government, United States military, Taliban
Locations: Oceania , North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul
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US VA Afghanistan Evacuees 2
Title:
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Summary: US staff check in Afghanistan evacuees at center
Story No: 4340823
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/23/2021 06:40 PM
People: Joe Biden
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More evacuees from Afghanistan arrived in the United States Monday, landing in northern Virginia before being taken to a temporary housing center in Chantilly.

The plane carrying the families landed at nearby Dulles International Airport, and from there they boarded buses to the processing center.

U.S. President Joe Biden says the U.S.-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from Kabul's airport had picked up speed over the weekend.

Speaking at the White House on Sunday, Biden said 11,000 evacuees had been airlifted out of the Afghan capital in a 36-hour period.

He also said no evacuees were being flown directly to the United States without prior screening.

Chantilly, Virginia - 23 August 2021

1. Exterior of a bus at a temporary housing center for evacuees from Afghanistan

2. Various of evacuees in face masks exiting the bus

3. Various of evacuees walking toward the entrance of the processing center

4. Pan of another bus arriving at the temporary housing center for evacuees from Afghanistan

5. People enter the bus to talk with the evacuees

6. Close of Afghanistan evacuees listening while sitting on the bus

7. Various of evacuees in face masks exiting the bus ++UPSOUND++

Reporter: "Sir, how? How does it feel to be here?"

Unnamed Evacuee: "It's you know... We are safe."

8. Various of evacuees near the doors of the processing center

9. Wide of U.S. Military walking outside the center

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Afghanistan Kabul Airport Baby
Title:
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Summary: US troops lift baby over barbed wire in Kabul
Story No: 4340642
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/22/2021 02:09 PM
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Video was released on Sunday of a baby being lifted across a wall at Kabul Airport by US soldiers.

In dramatic images, a US Marine reached over the razor wire atop a barrier and plucked the baby by the arm from the crowd and pulled it up over the wall.

The footage, taken on Thursday, showed the infant being pushed up to the soldiers by people in the crowd gathered outside the airport, amid the chaos of those fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country.

The baby was reportedly handed to US troops for medical treatment, and later reunited with its family.

Thousands of people in Afghanistan have been looking for ways to leave the country after the Taliban took control of Kabul in a swift power grab, seeking to escape what they see as a return to ruthless fundamentalist rule.

Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban are mounting, fuelling fears that they will return Afghanistan to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power.

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Kabul - 19 August 2021

1. Baby being lifted up across wall topped with razor wire by its arm by US soldier, handed to another soldier

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Organisations: Taliban
Locations: Oceania , North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul
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Afghanistan-Taliban Takeover/Government/Analysis
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Summary: Afghanistan-Taliban Takeover/Government/Analysis
Story No: cctv047089
Source: China Media Group(CMG)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/22/2021 01:22 PM
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An Afghan political analyst is bullish on peace coming to Afghanistan as the Taliban aims to build an inclusive government despite a resistance force reportedly being formed in the Panjshir Valley, which remains out of the group's reach. On Aug. 15, Vice President Amrullah Saleh expressed his commitment on social media to fight against the Taliban and not to betray the legacy of his "hero", Ahmad Shah Massoud, the slain commander of the Northern Alliance. Saleh, along with Ahmad Massoud, the son of Ahmad Shah Massoud, is reportedly forming an anti-Taliban resistance force based in the Panjshir Valley. Over concerns of continuing war with the Taliban's opponents, political analyst Abdul Hai Qanit told China Global Television Network (CGTN) on Saturday that the Taliban and the opposition force may negotiate a way out as people need a competent government instead of one party leading others which caused conflicts for decades. The Taliban has learned a lot from its rule during 1996-2001, as well as the 20 years of progress in Afghanistan, the analyst said.“And now they're thinking that there is no formula in Afghanistan that one party leads others. This was a formula that didn't work for 40 years. So now Taliban are thinking, and I think they're serious in this, that they're coming to Kabul setting to all political leaders, and when we see that they have very soft diplomacy with all those political leaders who are against them just a week ago. So I think this is a good signal. If Taliban have learned this that if they want to govern, and if they want to give a competent government to the people of Afghanistan, they should get all people together and get all people on board and go forward," he said. "And I think in the case of Northern Alliance is the same. The Northern Alliance only by themselves cannot do anything, they cannot take the whole of Afghanistan. And the same, if Taliban, if they don't have the Northern Alliance with them in the government, the government could not be seen as inclusive. So I think Taliban are now trying to use different means to send them different kinds of leaders, political leaders and military jihadi leaders and other spiritual leaders to the Panjshir Valley to talk to those leaders and find some consensus and shared points, and I think this my view, that it will work and they will come on board and there will be an inclusive government in future," he added. Abdul Hai Qanit stressed the recognition of world powers to the new reality in Afghanistan and readopted strategies, otherwise it would make people living in the war-torn country struggle. "China, Russia and all other countries including West all are asking for inclusive government from Taliban. So I think Taliban are trying to get that. And second thing, the West is asking Taliban for the human rights, especially women rights, so I think it's important in this situation that the West and all other powerful countries see the Afghan nation, that if they do not recognize this reality, the problem will be faced by the Afghan people. They will face poverty, they will face the problems inside the country. So I think international community should react to the new reality in Afghanistan in realistic way," he said.

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 16, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Various of traffic jam, people on way to airport

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 21, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdul Hai Qanit, political analyst (starting with shot 1/ending with shots 3-7):

"The Taliban have learned a lot from there five, six years of government to 1996 in these 20 years of progress in Afghanistan. And now they're thinking that there is no formula in Afghanistan that one party leads others. This was a formula that didn't work for 40 years. So now Taliban are thinking, and I think they're serious in this, that they're coming to Kabul setting to all political leaders, and when we see that they have very soft diplomacy with all those political leaders who are against them just a week ago. So I think this is a good signal. If Taliban have learned this that if they want to govern, and if they want to give a competent government to the people of Afghanistan, they should get all people together and get all people on board and go forward."

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 16, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

3. Various of military vehicles, Taliban forces

4. Various of closed stores

5. Various of street, traffic

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 10, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

6. Various of pedestrians

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

7. Various of street traffic, pedestrians

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

8. Various of pedestrians

9. Various of Taliban members, residents on street

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 21, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdul Hai Qanit, political analyst (starting with shots 7-9):

"And I think in the case of Northern Alliance is the same. The Northern Alliance only by themselves cannot do anything, they cannot take the whole of Afghanistan. And the same, if Taliban, if they don't have the Northern Alliance with them in the government, the government could not be seen as inclusive. So I think Taliban are now trying to use different means to send them different kinds of leaders, political leaders and military jihadi leaders and other spiritual leaders to the Panjshir Valley to talk to those leaders and find some consensus and shared points, and I think this my view, that it will work and they will come on board and there will be an inclusive government in future."

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 16, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

11. Various of street views, vehicles carrying Taliban flags on road

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 21, 2021 (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Abdul Hai Qanit, political analyst (ending with shots 13-14):

"China, Russia and all other countries including West all are asking for inclusive government from Taliban. So I think Taliban are trying to get that. And second thing, the West is asking Taliban for the human rights, especially women rights, so I think it's important in this situation that the West and all other powerful countries see the Afghan nation, that if they do not recognize this reality, the problem will be faced by the Afghan people. They will face poverty, they will face the problems inside the country. So I think international community should react to the new reality in Afghanistan in realistic way."

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

13. Various of pedestrians

14. Various of residents surrounding car, occupant of car donating items

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Afghanistan Kabul Life
Title:
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Summary: Afghans face economic challenges under Taliban
Story No: 4340643
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 08/22/2021 02:27 PM
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As people try to return to a normal life in Afghanistan, many are faced with economic challenges one week after the Taliban took over the country.

In Kabul, the country's capital and largest city, locals say the prices have soared.

Mohammad Sameer who owns a bakery in the city said "the Afghan currency is losing its value against the US dollars, everything is getting more expensive."

Since the Taliban takeover of Kabul, all banks in the city, as well as the main currency market, were closed.

"We are trying to survive, food items are very expensive. There is no one to ask and control the prices," said Kabul resident Abdul Basir.

"A bag of flour is now 2000 Afghanis ($23)," he added.

The Taliban blitzed across the country in under a week to seize the majority of Afghanistan and its capital.

Kabul's airport, now one of the few ways out of the country for the millions in the city, has seen days of chaos since the Taliban entered the capital on Aug. 15.

Kabul - 22 August 2021

1. Various of traffic in Kabul

2. Close of dough pieces being removed from tray in a bakery

3. Various of workers baking

4. Various of Mohammad Sameer, bakery owner, talking with customers

5. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Mohammad Sameer, bakery owner: ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++

"The items we buy such as flour and gas are very expensive because the Afghan currency is losing its value against the US dollars, everything is getting more expensive."

6. People walking in front of restaurant

7. Various of man barbecuing

8. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Abdul Basir, Kabul resident:

"The business is down, it is not good, but security is better than before. (Reporter asking: 'how do you feed you family?') We are trying to survive, food items are very expensive. There is no one to ask and control the prices, a bag of flour is now 2000 Afghanis ($23 US dollars)."

9. Various of street vendor selling potato fries

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Afghanistan Airport UGC
Title:
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Summary: Crowds remain camped outside Kabul airport
Story No: 4340687
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
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Date: 08/22/2021 06:53 PM
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Crowds of people desperate to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan continued to surround Kabul airport on Sunday under the supervision of NATO soldiers.

The British military on Sunday acknowledged at least seven deaths at the airport.

Others may have been trampled, suffocated or suffered heart attacks as Taliban fighters fired into the air to try to drive back the crowds.

Soldiers covered several corpses in white clothing.

Other troops stood on concrete barriers, trying to calm the crowd.

Kabul's airport, now one of the only routes out of the country, has seen days of chaos since the Taliban entered the capital on August 15.

Thousands poured onto the tarmac last week, and several Afghans plunged to their deaths after clinging to a U.S. military cargo plane as it took off, some of the seven killed on August 16.

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Kabul - 22 August 2021

1. Pan from landing military plane to crowds waiting to enter airport, soldier watching over

2. Pan around people seated, using blankets and umbrellas to shield from sun, concrete barriers with barbed wire of airport, soldiers

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Locations: Oceania , Kabul , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan
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US Biden Afghanistan Evacuations
Title:
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Summary: Biden vows to evacuate Americans, Afghan helpers
Story No: 4340693
Source: US NETWORK POOL via ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/22/2021 09:03 PM
People: Joe Biden , Lloyd Austin , Antony Blinken
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President Joe Biden said Sunday the U.S.-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from the Kabul airport picked up speed this weekend, although it remains vulnerable to threats posed by the Islamic State extremist group.

Speaking at the White House, Biden said 11,000 people had been airlifted from Kabul in a 36-hour period this weekend, but he did not provide details.

The number appeared to include flights by charter and non-U.S. military aircraft as well as the U.S. Air Force C-17 and C-130 transport planes that have been flying daily from the capital.

Tens of thousands of people remain to join the airlift, which has been slowed by security issues and U.S. bureaucracy hurdles.

Earlier Sunday, administration officials said the U.S. military is considering “creative ways” to get Americans and others into the Kabul airport for evacuation from Afghanistan amid “acute” security threats, and the Pentagon on Sunday ordered six U.S. commercial airlines to help move evacuees from temporary sites outside of Afghanistan.

At the one-week mark since the Taliban completed its takeover of the country, the U.S.-directed airlift from Kabul continued Sunday even as U.S. officials expressed growing concern about the threat from the Islamic State group.

That worry comes on top of obstacles to that mission from the Taliban, as well as U.S. government bureaucratic problems.

Biden met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, the White House said.

Afghanistan will be the chief topic of discussion when Biden and leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations meet virtually on Tuesday.

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Washington, D.C. - 22 August 2021

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We have moved thousands of people each day by U.S. military aircraft and civilian charter flights. A little over 30 hours, in a little over 30 hours this weekend, we've evacuated an extraordinary number of people, as I will detail in a minute, about 11,000 individuals. That number will change day to day as the air and ground operations in Kabul vary."

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"Our first priority in Kabul is getting American citizens out of the country as quickly and as safely as possible. At my direction, the State Department continues to reach out to the remaining Americans we have identified by phone, email and other means to ascertain their whereabouts and their plans. We're executing a plan to move groups of these Americans to safety, and to safely and effectively move them to the airport compound. For security reasons I'm not going to go into the detail of what these plans entail, but I will say again today that I have said before, any American who wants to get home will get home."

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We've also been evacuating the citizens of our NATO allies and our partners, including their diplomats, their embassy staff who remain in Afghanistan and to get them back to their homes as well. And as we do this, we're also working to move our Afghan allies who stood with us side by side and other vulnerable Afghans, such as women leaders and journalists out of the country. As of this morning, we have evacuated nearly 28,000 people since August the 14th on both U.S. and coalition aircraft, including civilian charters, bringing the total number of people we've evacuated since July to approximately 33,000 persons."

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"In one 24-hour period this weekend, 23 U.S. military flights, including 14 C-17s, nine C-130 flights, left Kabul carrying 3,900 passengers. We see no reason why this template will not be kept up. During the same period our military facilitated another 35 charter flights carrying an additional 4,000 evacuees to other countries that are taking them out. Altogether we lifted approximately 11,000 people out of Kabul in less than 36 hours. It's an incredible operation."

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Subjects: General news , Evacuations , Government and politics , Military and defense
People: Joe Biden , Lloyd Austin , Antony Blinken
Organisations: Islamic State group, Taliban, United States military, United States government, U.S. Department of Defense
Locations: Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul , North America , United States
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Afghanistan-Taliban-Kabul
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Summary: The streets of Kabul after the first week in the hands of the Taliban
Story No: lana000662
Source: Latin America News Agency , (images in association with Afghanistan HD)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/23/2021 12:00 AM
People: Ashraf Ghani , Mullah Mohammad Omar
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1. Various of the streets of Kabul

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As the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan, people are back on the streets, businesses have begun to reopen and commercial flights, canceled last Monday, began to resume operations after a week under the new regime. .

Last Monday, videos that went viral of thousands of desperate people at the Kabul airport trying to leave Afghanistan, which came under the control of the Taliban after the collapse of the government and the flight abroad of the president, Ashraf Ghani.

That same day, the streets of Kabul were largely patrolled by armed Taliban, particularly in the formerly ultra-fortified "green zone" that houses embassies and international organizations.

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Soldiers remove bodies after stampede at Kabul airport
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Summary: Soldiers remove bodies after stampede at Kabul airport
Story No: vrp007783
Source: Viralpress
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/23/2021 12:00 AM
People: Joe Biden , Hamid Karzai
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This is the heartbreaking moment soldiers removed dead bodies from an airport in Kabul where desperate Afghans continue to gather to try and flee from Taliban rule.

Footage from August 22 shows soldiers carrying a corpse in a white sheet. Discarded slippers and clothes littered the ground after the stampede at the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), one of the only remaining routes out of Afghanistan.

The British Ministry of Defense said at least seven were killed in the crush, including a two-year-old toddler.

The airport has seen mayhem in the days since the Taliban takeover on August 15, with thousands of Afghans jostling to find a flight out of the country. Some locals reportedly fell to their deaths after clinging onto a U.S. military plane that was taking off.

A senior Taliban official blamed the chaos in Afghanistan on American forces.

Amir Khan Motaqi said: 'All Afghanistan is secure, but the airport, which is managed by the Americans, has anarchy.'

While U.S. forces are in control of the military side of the airport, Taliban fighters have stationed themselves in the surrounding area, allegedly putting up checkpoints and hampering attempts to reach the HKIA.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden said at least 11,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul over the weekend.

He said: 'We’re working hard and as fast as we can to get people out. That’s our mission. That’s our goal.'

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People: Joe Biden , Hamid Karzai
Organisations: Taliban
Locations: Kabul , North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan
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Evacuee Footage Shows Taliban Fighters at Kabul Airport Gate
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Summary: Evacuee Footage Shows Taliban Fighters at Kabul Airport Gate
Story No: stltd002200
Source: Storyful Ltd
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/21/2021 09:04 PM
People: Hamid Karzai
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Video filmed by an evacuee shows Taliban fighters around a gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport on Friday, August 20. Newly posted footage filmed by Instagram user @ ____s_shaheen______, who told Storyful he was evacuating Kabul, shows men holding weapons in front of armored vehicles at an entrance to the airport on Friday as busses passed through. On the same day, the US military released photographs showing soldiers assisting with evacuations at the airport. About 7,000 evacuations were completed since August 14, the Pentagon reported on Thursday. Credit: @ ____s_shaheen______ via Storyful

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Afghanistan-Taliban/Work
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Summary: Afghanistan-Taliban/Work
Story No: cctv047094
Source: China Media Group(CMG)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/22/2021 10:20 AM
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The Taliban called on the people who are trying to flee Afghanistan to come back and work. Afghan residents are still skeptical. The Taliban has made the call because over the past week, Afghans have flocked to foreign embassies for visas and swarmed into the Kabul airport trying to flee for fear of future's uncertainties. Abdul Qari Shaoib, a Taliban official told the China Media Group (CMG) that the Taliban leadership has pledged to offer amnesty to all government officials and they should go back to work at an early date instead of fleeing to other countries. The official said that the Taliban protects the people. "Our leadership and elders have earlier announced amnesty through national and international media outlets. So my message to them is to stay inside the country. We have no personal problem with anyone. Amnesty has been given to all government officials so they should honestly serve the country. Afghans will have no honor and respect in other countries; they have in their own country. We are asking them not to leave the country," he said. "They will be secure. Each citizen is important for us and their safety is also a priority for us. We stand here in the service of the public. For the past 20 years, we fought for our nation's safety. We are looking forward to having a united and independent country in the region and the world," the official added. On the streets in Kabul, some people said they are not very optimistic about the Taliban's promise and commitment, especially the words about upholding the rights of women under the Islamic law. "I don't think, so because they had earlier made the same promises in Doha but they didn't deliver on them. We don't trust them at all," said a local woman. Another Kabul resident said people are eager to find hope out of the economic stagnation in the war-torn country. "We call on the Taliban to establish a government to bring peace, stability and security to Afghanistan and create jobs for us," said another Kabul resident. The Taliban began to control all the districts of Kabul and the presidential palace on Aug. 15 and declared the establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan four days later.

The Taliban called on the people who are trying to flee Afghanistan to come back and work. Afghan residents are still skeptical. The Taliban has made the call because over the past week, Afghans have flocked to foreign embassies for visas and swarmed into the Kabul airport trying to flee for fear of future's uncertainties. Abdul Qari Shaoib, a Taliban official told the China Media Group (CMG) that the Taliban leadership has pledged to offer amnesty to all government officials and they should go back to work at an early date instead of fleeing to other countries. The official said that the Taliban protects the people. "Our leadership and elders have earlier announced amnesty through national and international media outlets. So my message to them is to stay inside the country. We have no personal problem with anyone. Amnesty has been given to all government officials so they should honestly serve the country. Afghans will have no honor and respect in other countries; they have in their own country. We are asking them not to leave the country," he said. "They will be secure. Each citizen is important for us and their safety is also a priority for us. We stand here in the service of the public. For the past 20 years, we fought for our nation's safety. We are looking forward to having a united and independent country in the region and the world," the official added. On the streets in Kabul, some people said they are not very optimistic about the Taliban's promise and commitment, especially the words about upholding the rights of women under the Islamic law. "I don't think, so because they had earlier made the same promises in Doha but they didn't deliver on them. We don't trust them at all," said a local woman. Another Kabul resident said people are eager to find hope out of the economic stagnation in the war-torn country. "We call on the Taliban to establish a government to bring peace, stability and security to Afghanistan and create jobs for us," said another Kabul resident. The Taliban began to control all the districts of Kabul and the presidential palace on Aug. 15 and declared the establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan four days later.

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Residents walking on street

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

2. SOUNDBITE (Pashto, dubbed with English) Abdul Qari Shaoib, Taliban official:

"Our leadership and elders have earlier announced amnesty through national and international media outlets. So my message to them is to stay inside the country. We have no personal problem with anyone. Amnesty has been given to all government officials so they should honestly serve the country. Afghans will have no honor and respect in other countries; they have in their own country. We are asking them not to leave the country. They will be secure. Each citizen is important for us and their safety is also a priority for us. We stand here in the service of the public. For the past 20 years, we fought for our nation's safety. We are looking forward to having a united and independent country in the region and the world."

Kabul, Afghanistan - Recent (China Media Group - No access Chinese mainland)

3. Various of street traffic, pedestrians

4. SOUNDBITE (Dari, dubbed with English) Local woman:

"I don't think so, because they had earlier made the same promises in Doha but they didn't deliver on them. We don't trust them at all."

5. SOUNDBITE (Dari, dubbed with English) Local resident (ending with shots 6-7):

"We call on the Taliban to establish a government to bring peace, stability and security to Afghanistan and create jobs for us."

6. Barbecue stall by street side

7. Meat skewers

8. Food bars owners

9. Taliban members, residents on street

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'Baby! Baby! Baby!' US Troops Pull Infant Over Barbed-Wire-Topped Wall at Kabul Airport
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Date: 08/20/2021 08:04 PM
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American soldiers lifted an infant over a barbed-wire-topped wall at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 19, as large numbers of Afghans remained outside the facility, hoping to evacuate from the country. This footage, shared with Storyful by Omar Haidari, shows a baby being raised from out of a crowd at the airport to soldiers on the other side of a wall. A soldier leans over to pick up the small child with one arm, handing them back to a nearby colleague. As the infant is passed back among armed personnel, American-accented voices can be heard saying, “Baby! Baby! Baby!” On Friday, US President Joe Biden vowed to bring all remaining Americans in Afghanistan back to the United States. Following chaotic scenes at the airport after Kabul fell the Taliban, Pentagon authorities reported thousands of evacuations over the last week. But tens of thousands more, including translators and other Afghans who assisted American troops, require evacuations. Journalists at Kabul’s airport on Friday said that no flights took off for many hours, raising questions about the speed of humanitarian efforts. Credit: Omar Haidari via Storyful

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Subjects: Government and politics , Military and defense
People: Hamid Karzai , Joe Biden
Organisations: United States government, U.S. Department of Defense, Taliban, Afghanistan government, Afghan armed forces
Locations: Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul , North America , United States
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US Biden Evacuations Withdrawal Decision
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Summary: Biden: 'No indication' Americans can't get to Kabul
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Date: 08/20/2021 08:14 PM
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President Joe Biden is pledging to Americans still trapped in Afghanistan, their country will do "whatever needs to be done" to bring them home.

Biden’s comments at a White House news conference Friday come as the U.S. government struggles to ramp up a massive airlift clearing Americans and other foreigners and vulnerable Afghans, rescuing them from a Taliban takeover of the country.

Biden said the commitment also extends to Afghans who have assisted the U.S. in the long war.

The president is facing criticism from some at home for the chaotic and often violent scene outside the airport as crowds struggle to reach safety. Flights from the Kabul airport had stopped for several hours Friday before resuming.

Biden told reporters he has seen "no indication" that there are any Americans who are stranded elsewhere in the country, unable to get to the Kabul airport.

He emphasized the agreement his administration has made with the Taliban to allow Americans safe passage to the airport, adding, "thus far, they've allowed them to go through. It's in their interest."

"So we know of no circumstance where American citizens are...trying to get through to the airport. But we will do whatever needs to be done to see to it they get to the airport," Biden said.

The president also doubled down on the defense of his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan, ending the American involvement in the war there.

Biden said that because of former President Donald Trump's deal with the Taliban, as well as Trump's decision to remove thousands of U.S. troops from the country before he left office, Biden had to either send a surge of forces back into the country or take the action to end the war.

"The only rational thing to do, in my view, was to set up and position American forces for the purpose of evacuation," he said.

Biden also said whether the U.S. decided to leave ten years ago or ten years from now, the result would have been the same.

"There's no way in which you'd be able to leave Afghanistan without there being some of what you're seeing now," he said.

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Washington, DC - 20 August 2021

1. President Joe Biden listening to reporter question

2. UPSOUND (English) Reporter question:

"The military has secured the airport, as you mentioned, but will you sign off on sending U.S. troops into Kabul to evacuate Americans who haven't been able to get to the airport safely?"

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We have no indication that they haven't been able to get in Kabul through the airport. We've made an agreement with the Taliban thus far, they've allowed them to go through. It's in their interest to go through. So we know of no circumstance where American citizens are, carrying an American passport, are trying to get through to the airport. But we will do whatever needs to be done to see to it they get to the airport."

4. Cutaway of press

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"And the idea that if I had said on May the 2nd or 3rd, we are not leaving, we are staying. Does anybody truly believe that I would not have had to put in significantly more American forces? Send your sons, your daughters, like my son was sent to Iraq to maybe die. And for what? For what? So the only rational thing to do, in my view, was to set up and preposition American forces for the purpose of evacuation and the aircraft to preposition those ahead of time so that we would be able to begin the process of evacuation of American citizens, SIVs and others who helped us."

6. Cutaway of press

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"If we had decided 15 years ago to leave Afghanistan, it would have been really difficult. If we decided five years ago, if we start, if we continued the war for another decade and tried to leave, there's no way in which you'd be able to leave Afghanistan without there being some of what you're seeing now. But what we've done so far is been able to get a large number of Americans out, all our personnel at the embassy out and so on, and thank God so far, knock on wood, we're in a different position."

8. Pan from press shouting questions to Biden leaving room

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People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
Organisations: Taliban, United States government, United States military
Locations: Kabul , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , North America , United States
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Afghanistan Airport Night UGC
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Summary: Chaotic nighttime scenes at Kabul airport
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Date: 08/20/2021 10:11 PM
People: Joe Biden
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Chaotic scenes continued at Kabul airport on Friday night as military personnel contained large crowds of would-be evacuees seeking a way out of Afghanistan.

Thousands have been attempting to fly out of the country since the takeover by the Taliban, but those seeking to escape have struggled to get past crushing crowds, insurgents' checkpoints and US bureaucracy.

Video images showed people gathered in the dark outside the barbed-wire topped walls of the airport.

Occasional streams of gunshots could be heard.

Reports of planes leaving at least partly empty underscored how difficult it still is for people to get into the airport.

In an indication of the extent of the chaos, the Belgian Foreign Ministry confirmed that one of its aircraft took off from Kabul without a single passenger because the people who were supposed to be on board got stuck outside the airport.

Also Friday, American officials confirmed to The Associated Press that US military helicopters flew into Taliban-held Kabul to scoop up would-be evacuees, and President Joe Biden pledged to bring all Americans back from Afghanistan - and Afghans who aided the war effort, too.

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1. Various of crowds contained by military personnel at Kabul airport

2. Military personnel behind barbed wire, UPSOUND gunshots

3. Crowd contained by military personnel, vehicle attempting to make its way through

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Evacuation Flight to Tbilisi Departs Kabul Virtually Empty
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An evacuation flight from Kabul that landed in Georgia early on August 19 was largely empty, a photograph taken onboard shows. This photograph, shared with Storyful by the Nowzad organization, shows the inside of the military cargo plane that carried some evacuees from the Afghan capital. It was taken by Kaisa Markhus, whose husband, Paul ‘Pen’ Farthing, a former Royal Marine, runs the Nowzad animal-welfare charity in Afghanistan. “Kaisa is on her way home! BUT this aircraft is empty…scandalous as thousands wait outside,” Farthing wrote in a tweet showing the photograph. The airport in Kabul, he said, was “being crushed as they cannot get in. Sadly people will be left behind when this mission is over as we CANNOT get it right.” After flying to Georgia, Markhus continued to Norway, where she is from. Others destined for Norway who flew on the military plane described it as sparsely filled, according to local media reports. Credit: Nowzad via Storyful

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Sunlight broke over the Afghan capital Kabul Saturday as a new day dawned in the fractured city.

Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban have mounted, fueling fears that they will return the country to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power.

Terrified that the new rulers would commit such abuses and despairing for Afghanistan's future, thousands have raced to Kabul's airport, where chaotic scenes have continued unabated.

Kabul - 21 August 2021

1. Various of Kabul skyline

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AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT
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Summary: Civilians injured from double suicide attack on Kabul airport receive treatment
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Kabul, Aug 27 (EFE/EPA)-. At least 95 people have been killed and 150 injured in Thursday's double suicide attack on the Kabul airport carried out by the Islamic State terror group, officials said on Friday.The number of victims was confirmed to EFE by an official source on the condition of anonymity, who said that he could not divulge more details due to the "sensitivity" of the matter.The source did not clarify if the casualty figures included the 13 United States soldiers killed in the attack and 18 other US troops who were wounded close to the airport, so that the death toll could climb above 100. (Camera: STRINGER).SHOT LIST: INJURED VICTIMS OF THE AIRPORT BOMB BLAST RECEIVE TREATMENT WHILE RELATIVES IDENTIFY BODIES OF THE VICTIMS AT A HOSPITAL IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN.WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT.

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Summary: Kabul airport attack death toll nears 100
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Kabul, Aug 27 (EFE/EPA)-. At least 95 people have been killed and 150 injured in Thursday's double suicide attack on the Kabul airport carried out by the Islamic State terror group, officials said on Friday.The number of victims was confirmed to EFE by an official source on the condition of anonymity, who said that he could not divulge more details due to the "sensitivity" of the matter.The source did not clarify if the casualty figures included the 13 United States soldiers killed in the attack and 18 other US troops who were wounded close to the airport, so that the death toll could climb above 100. (Camera: STRINGER).B-ROLL OF THE EXTERIOR OF KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, FOLLOWING THE DOUBLE SUICIDE ATTACK ON AUG. 26.

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Date: 08/27/2021 04:01 AM
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At least 73 people were killed and at least 170 injured after explosions and ensuing gunfight rocked outside a gate of the Kabul airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday, multiple sources said.The Afghan Public Health Ministry said two explosions killed 60 Afghans and injured at least 155 people. The injured included women and children. According to the latest data released by the Pentagon, at least 13 U.S. soldiers were killed and at least 15 injured in the attack.The number of casualties may continue to rise, judged by the situation of local hospitals.An extremist group later claimed responsibility for the attack on its website.The blasts, which were reportedly caused by a suicide bomber, happened after Western nations warned of possible terrorist attack at the airport where thousands of people are trying to get in to leave the country. The first explosion struck the airport's north gate, while the second massive blast occurred about 30 minutes later close to the Baron Camp, a military base near the airport used by coalition forces in the past. Thousands of soldiers of U.S. and coalition forces were stationed inside the airport while Taliban members provided security for the outside of the facility. The Taliban "strongly condemns" the bombing outside the Kabul airport, saying it happened at an area where U.S. forces are responsible for security. Gun fire could still be heard as of 20:30 local time, reported Tolo News TV, citing witnesses.

Kabul, Afghanistan - Aug 26, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)

1. Traffic outside hospital; ambulance; locals

2. Traffic outside hospital

3. Various of ambulance arriving in front of hospital; locals; injured people being transported to hospital

4. Locals waiting outside hospital

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US PA Kabul Airport Attack Reax
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Summary: Expat: Kabul attack signals return to 'dark days'
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An Afghan expatriate living in U.S. state of Pennsylvania reacted with dismay Thursday following an attack outside Kabul airport.

Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport on Thursday, killing at least 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.

The Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Calling the attack at the Kabul airport "a crime," expat Khan, whose first name is withheld due to safety concerns, said his country is "going back to the dark days where we started 20 years ago."

He asked the Associated Press to use only his last name out of fear for family still in Afghanistan.

"Whoever did it is against the humanity and human rights," Khan said.

Bensalem, Pennsylvania – 26 August 2021

1. Afghan expat Khan (first name withheld due to safety concerns for family still in Afghanistan) sitting on a sofa

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Khan (first name witheld), Afghan expat living in the US:

"I feel very bad for the people who died there and got injured. And it's unfortunate that they created the situation so that could happen. So it's very unfortunate. You know, people are dying and they're pretending that they are bringing peace. But this action today was not part of peace."

3. Wide of Khan talking

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Khan (first name witheld), Afghan expat living in the US:

"It's very unfortunate country is going back to that dark days where we started 20 years ago. We had a beautiful country. We were in the right path. Suddenly the change and went down everything which nobody expected would happen like that, and very quick and very short time."

5. Khan talking

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Khan (first name witheld), Afghan expat living in the US:

"Whoever did it is against the humanity and the human rights, you know, and those people, they're not fighting. They were not in war. They were civilians. They were trying to, you know, get to a better future and to the peace. But, you know, killing them is I think it's a crime. You know, whoever did it, it's it's against humanity. And they shouldn't be doing that."

7. Khan talking

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Khan (first name witheld), Afghan expat living in the US:

"A lot of people lost their lives. They were trying to get out of the chaos after the (Taliban takeover) and they didn't want to live under that regime. So I guess they should give people choice of living and choosing where they want how they want to live. I mean, they have the rules, but, you know, killing people, innocent people, I don't think it's not allowed in Islam or any religion and human rights. So they should do whatever they respect. They should respect that and stop killing people."

9. Khan talking

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Summary: Sen. Tillis: Afghanistan a 'tinderbox' after attack
Story No: 4341343
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Date: 08/26/2021 11:33 PM
People: Thom Tillis , Joe Biden , Hamid Karzai
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Republican Sen. Thom Tillis says Afghanistan is a "tinderbox" after two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday.

The North Carolina senator who serves on the Armed Services committe says his office has been working to help people evacuate from Afghanistan including American citizens and Afghans who are special immigrant visa holders.

However Tillis says he worries the Biden administration is "underestimating the number of people who are at risk of being stranded in Afghanistan."

"What's the solution?" Tillis said in an interview.

"It's not about to exit on August the 31st and say hey we did what we could. There are American citizens, there a green card holders, there are people who have been issued as SIV visas, and there are 1000s in the pipeline, who deserve to have them and deserve to get evacuated."

In an emotional speech from the White House, U.S. President Joe Biden said the latest bloodshed would not drive the U.S. out of Afghanistan earlier than scheduled, and that he had instructed the U.S. military to develop plans to strike IS.

Kabul - 26 August 2021

1. STILL image of smoke rising from a deadly explosion outside the airport in Kabul (ID Ref No 21238591288878)

Cornelius, North Carolina - 26 August 2021

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Thom Tillis, (R) North Carolina:

"Sadly, it's not surprising to me when when the ISIS and Al Qaeda prisoners were released, after  the takeover of Bagram Air Force Base, then it was pretty clear that now we have thousands of people who could do harm beyond the Taliban. And the Taliban is not a tightly knit military unit. So it's not surprising. It is disheartening, particularly for the men and women in uniform and the veterans that I've been working with who have helped us get people out of Afghanistan over the past week. But it's now it's a tinder box. And quite honestly, we have to be very careful. We've heard reports of additional bombs later this afternoon. I think the situation's going to get even more desperate in the coming days."

Kabul - 26 August 2021

3. STILL image of wounded people in beds at a hospital after a deadly attack outside the airport (ID Ref No 21238749693034)

Cornelius, North Carolina - 26 August 2021

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Thom Tillis, (R) North Carolina:

"Well, my position is we should have never had a date, and we should have had more contingency plans than putting over 5,000 service members in a box canyon called Kabul airport, so you've got a very challenging strategic threat there. It would be very difficult to resupply them with a number of forces that we would need to engage in any kind of kinetic activity, and the President's intent on removing them. Well we're looking ahead though because what is the President going to offer us, that those of us who have spent literally 24 hours a day for the past week or two to get people out of Afghanistan, what tools are going to remain? What's the solution? It's not about to exit on August the 31st and say 'hey we did what we could.' There are American citizens, there a green card holders, there are people who have been issued as SIV visas, and there are 1000s in the pipeline, who deserve to have them and deserve to get evacuated."

Kabul - 26 August 2021

5. STILL image of a U.S. soldier holding a sign indicating a gate is closed as hundreds of people gather some holding documents, near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport (ID Ref No 21238362925468)

Cornelius, North Carolina - 26 August 2021

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sen. Thom Tillis, (R) North Carolina:

"I think that we're underestimating the number of people who are at risk of being stranded in Afghanistan. I think American citizens certainly green card holders and absolutely special immigrant visa holders."

Chantilly, Virginia - 23 August 2021

5. Exterior of a bus at a temporary housing center for evacuees from Afghanistan

6. Various of evacuees in face masks exiting the bus

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Summary: US flags to fly at half-staff until August 30
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Date: 08/26/2021 11:03 PM
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday U.S. flags across the country will be flown at half-staff until August 30th to mark the loss of life to U.S. service personnel due to a bombing at the Kabul airport Thursday.

The attacks killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops, Afghan and U.S. officials said.

The blasts came hours after Western officials warned of a major attack, urging people to leave the airport.

But that advice went largely unheeded by Afghans desperate to escape the country in the last few days of an American-led evacuation before the U.S. officially ends its 20-year presence on Aug. 31.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the killings on its Amaq news channel.

Psaki said the U.S. has no information that the Taliban was aware ahead of time, or took part, in the attack.

"Obviously, what happened today, and the loss of lives of U.S. service members of Afghans, is a tragedy, is horrific, is one of the worst things, if not the worst thing we have experienced during President Biden's time in office."

She also said President Biden plans to finish the mission at the Kabul airport on August 31st, is based on the advice of his military commanders.

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Washington DC - 26 August 2021

1. Wide of White House press secretary Jen Psaki in briefing room

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:

"Just one thing to note at the top, as a mark of respect, starting today, the United States flag will be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations and on all naval vessels of the federal government in the District of Columbia, and throughout the United States and its territories, and possessions until sunset on April, August 30th excuse me, 2021 in honor of the victims of the senseless acts of violence in Kabul, Afghanistan."

3. Cutaway of reporters

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:

"At a time where the Taliban is taking over the country, certainly not our preference, as you all know well. It is not going to be possible for every single Afghan, millions potentially who want to leave Afghanistan to be evacuated. At the same time, I think you also heard the president make clear, that there is not an end to our commitment to getting American citizens out, who don't want who are not ready to leave and to getting partners out and those who have served alongside the United States over the last 20 years."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:

"I think it's worth repeating and important to repeat that we don't have any information at this point in time. And that has not changed over the last couple of hours to suggest that the Taliban had knowledge of, or was engaged in or involved in this attack. Obviously, what happened today and the loss of lives of U.S. service members, of Afghans is a tragedy, is horrific, is one of the worst things, if not the worst thing we have experienced during President Biden's time in office. But again, we don't have any additional assessment at this point in time."

7. Reporters

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:

"The president relies on the advice of his military commanders, and they continue to believe that it is essential to get out by the 31st. That is their advice, and there are several reasons for that. One is the ongoing threats. And the second is that we want to be able to have the ability to get individuals out who have been partners of ours after the 31st. And they believe the best way to do that is to stay on that timeline at this point in time.

(Reporter: "And does the White House and still anticipate that those flights of mass evacuations will end before the actual 31st.")

Psaki: "First, I'm not going to get into an operational timeline of when the last evacuation flight will be. And I don't expect the Department of Defense will do that either. We will let you know as we have twice a day, as we have updated numbers.

(Reporter: "One more question. Is there an alternative plan being discussed for how to get these people who are seeking to leave to the airport, given it is potentially perilous to go and wait outside the gates right now to get in?")

Psaki: "There are a range of operations and operational approaches that our commanders and military on the ground have been utilizing over the course of several days, if not more. I'm not going to outline those from here, but that is why they're in touch with American citizens, why they're in touch with partners. We're working to evacuate to get them safely to the airport and evacuated  at the appropriate time."

9. Mid of reporters

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Organisations: United States government, United States military, Taliban
Locations: District of Columbia , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul , North America , United States
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US Biden Afghanistan Taliban
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Summary: Biden vows to finish Kabul evacuation
Story No: 4341334
Source: US NETWORK POOL VIA ABC NEWS VIDEOSOURCE
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Date: 08/26/2021 10:31 PM
People: Joe Biden
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U.S. President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite a deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport.

Speaking with emotion from the White House, Biden said the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate was to blame for the attacks that killed 12 American service members and many more Afghan civilians.

He said there was no evidence they colluded with the Taliban, who now control the country.

“We have some reason to believe we know who they are,” he said of the bombers and gunmen involved. "Not certain.”

As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghans are still struggling to get out of Kabul.

Biden was briefed on the attacks, which also killed dozens of Afghans and came 12 days into the rushed evacuation and five days before its scheduled completion.

Some Republicans argued to extend the evacuation beyond next Tuesday's deadline.

The administration has been widely blamed for a chaotic and deadly evacuation that began in earnest only after the collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban's takeover of the country. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated so far.

Thursday's attacks were sure to intensify political pressure from all sides on Biden, who already was under heavy criticism for not beginning the pullout earlier.

He had announced in April that he was ending the U.S. war and would have all forces out by September.

Biden had pledged to get out of Afghanistan every American who wished to leave.

As of Thursday, the State Department estimated there were as many as 1,000 Americans in Afghanistan who may want help getting out.

The airlift continued Thursday despite warnings of vehicle-borne bomb threats near the airport.

The White House said 13,400 people had been evacuated in the 24 hours that ended early Thursday morning Washington time.

Those included 5,100 people aboard U.S. military planes and 8,300 on coalition and partner aircraft. That was a substantial drop from the 19,000 airlifted by all means the day before.

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Washington DC - 26 August 2021

1. Wide of media

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"I've instructed the military whatever they need, if they need additional force, I will grant it. But the military from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Joint Chiefs, commanders in the field have all contacted me one way or another, usually by letter, saying they subscribe to the mission as designed. To get as many people out as we can within the time frame, that is allotted."

3. Cutaway of press

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"And with regard to finding, tracking down the ISIS leaders who ordered this, we have some reason to believe we know who they are. Not certain. And we will find ways of our choosing without large military operations to get them, wherever they are."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"There is no evidence thus far that I've been given as a consequence by any of our commanders in the field that there has been collusion between the Taliban and ISIS in carrying out what happened today, both in front of the hotel and what is expected to continue for beyond today."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"They are not good guys Taliban, I'm not suggesting that at all. But they have a keen interest, as many of you have been reporting, they very much like to figure out how to keep the airport open and don't have the capacity to do it. They very much are trying to figure out whether or not they can maintain what is a portion of an economy that has become not robust, but fundamentally different than it had been."

9. Wide of media corps

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"And so there's a lot of reasons why they have reached out to us, but to others as to why it would be continued in their interest to get more of the personnel we want to get out, we can locate them now. There's not many left that we can assess. That  want to come out. For some Americans, we've identified and contacted the vast majority of them, not all of them who don't want to leave,"

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"The reason why there were no attacks on Americans, as you said from the date until I came into office was because the commitment was made by President Trump 'I will be out by May 1st. In the meantime, you agree not to attack any Americans.' That was the deal. That's why no American was attacked."

13. Cutaway

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"Imagine where we'd be if I had indicated on May the 1st I was not going to renegotiate evacuation date, we were going to stay there. I have only one alternative - pour thousands of more troops back into Afghanistan to fight a war that we had already won relative is why the reason we went in the first place."

15. Cutaway

16. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, US President:

"I have never been of the view that we should be sacrificing American lives to try to establish a democratic government in Afghanistan, a country that has never once in its entire history been a united country."

17. Biden walking out of the East Room of the White House

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Footage Shows Large Crowds Near Kabul Airport Prior to Deadly Attacks
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Summary: Footage Shows Large Crowds Near Kabul Airport Prior to Deadly Attacks
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Date: 08/26/2021 09:52 PM
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Large crowds were seen close to Kabul’s international airport on August 26, hours before attacks in the area claimed the lives of dozens of Afghans and at least 12 US service members. At a press conference, General Kenneth F McKenzie Jr, commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM), said bombs exploded by the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport and in the area of the Baron Hotel “which is immediately adjacent,” and that gunmen opened fire on civilians after the blasts. He said US authorities believe an affiliate of Islamic State, Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K), was responsible for the attack. As the press briefing was ongoing, it was reported that Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement disseminated via one its media arms, Amaq News Agency. This footage was taken by Mohammad Hamid Paimani, a journalist based in Kabul, who said he captured it on the morning of August 26 close to the hotel. Credit: Mohammad Hamid Paimani via Storyful

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Summary: Biden speaks about deadly Afghanistan attacks
Story No: 4341331
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Date: 08/26/2021 09:51 PM
People: Naftali Bennett , Joe Biden
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President Joe Biden vowed Thursday to complete the evacuation of American citizens and others from Afghanistan despite a deadly suicide bomb attack at the Kabul airport. He also promised to avenge the deaths, declaring to the extremists responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

Speaking with emotion from the White House, Biden said the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate was to blame for the attacks that killed 12 American service members and many more Afghan civilians. He said there was no evidence they colluded with the Taliban, who now control the country.

“We have some reason to believe we know who they are,” he said of the bombers and gunmen involved. "Not certain.”

As many as 1,000 Americans and many more Afghans are still struggling to get out of Kabul.

Biden was briefed on the attacks, which also killed dozens of Afghans and came 12 days into the rushed evacuation and five days before its scheduled completion. Some Republicans argued to extend the evacuation beyond next Tuesday's deadline.

The administration has been widely blamed for a chaotic and deadly evacuation that began in earnest only after the collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban's takeover of the country. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated so far.

Thursday's attacks were sure to intensify political pressure from all sides on Biden, who already was under heavy criticism for not beginning the pullout earlier. He had announced in April that he was ending the U.S. war and would have all forces out by September.

As details of the attacks emerged, the White House rescheduled Biden's first in-person meeting with Israel's new prime minister and canceled a video conference with governors about Afghan refugees arriving in the United States.

Biden had pledged to get out of Afghanistan every American who wished to leave. As of Thursday, the State Department estimated there were as many as 1,000 Americans in Afghanistan who may want help getting out.

Biden on Thursday had been scheduled to host Israeli leader Naftali Bennett, who is on his first visit to the United States since taking office. The meeting was rescheduled for Friday. Biden canceled plans to meet virtually with a bipartisan group of governors who have said they want to help resettle Afghan refugees.

A number of U.S. allies said they were ending their evacuation efforts in Kabul, at least in part to give the U.S. the time it needs to wrap up its evacuation operations before getting more than 5,000 U.S. troops out by Tuesday.

Despite intense pressure to extend the Tuesday deadline, Biden has repeatedly cited the threat of terrorist attacks against civilians and U.S. service members as a reason to keep to his plan.

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1. Side, U.S. President Joe Biden walks into the White House East Room, UPSOUND (English) "It's a tough day."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"For those who carried out this attack, as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay. I will defend our interests and our people with every measure at my command."

3. Side, Biden speaking

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"The situation on the ground is still evolving, and I'm constantly being updated. These American service members who gave their lives... it's overused word, but it's totally appropriate, they were heroes. Heroes who have been engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others. They're a part of an airlift and evacuation effort, unlike any seen in history with more than 100,000 American citizens, American partners, Afghans who helped us and others taken to safety in the last 11 days."

5. Close-up Biden speaking

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"They're a part of the bravest, most capable, the most selfless military on the face of the earth. And they're part of simply what I call the backbone of America. They're the spine of America, the best the country has to offer. Jill and I, our hearts ache like I'm sure all of you do as well. For all those Afghan families who lost loved ones, including small children, or have been wounded in this vicious attack. And we're outraged as well as heartbroken."

7. Cutaway photographers

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"We will not be deterred by terrorists, I will not let them stop our mission. We will continue the evacuation. I've also ordered my commanders to develop operational plans to strike ISIS-K assets, leadership and facilities. We will respond with force and precision at our time, at the place we choose in the moment of our choosing. Here's what you need to know: these ISIS terrorists will not win. We will rescue the Americans. We will get our Afghan allies out and our mission will go on. America will not be intimidated. I have the utmost confidence in our brave service members who continue to execute this mission with courage and honor to save lives and get Americans, our partners, our Afghan allies, out of Afghanistan."

9. Side, Biden speaking

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, U.S. President:

"I ask that you join me now in a moment of silence, for all those in uniform and out, military and civilian who have given their last full measure of devotion. (Bows head.) Thank you. May God bless you all and may God protect the troops and all those standing watch for America. We have so much to do."

11. Side, Biden pausing for a moment of silence

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People: Naftali Bennett , Joe Biden
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Date: 08/26/2021 06:00 PM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “ @samiull57940027 via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* Video Location: Near Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan Video Recording Date/Time: August 26, 2021 at about 18:00h At least 13 people were dead and at least 120 wounded after explosions near Kabul Airport in Afghanistan on Thursday, August 26. The Pentagon confirmed at least two blasts and said there were a number of casualties, including U.S. service members.

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Summary: Kabul skyline moments after the explosion at the airport
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Date: 08/26/2021 04:15 PM
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Kabul (Afghanistan), Aug 26 (EFE / EPA).- More than a dozen people died and another 60 were injured in two explosions outside the Kabul airport, where thousands of Afghan citizens were crowded trying to leave the country on flights of international evacuations.FOOTAGE OF THE KABUL SKYLINE INSTANTS AFTER THE EXPLOSION AT THE CITY AIRPORT.

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Summary: Aftermath of deadly blast near Kabul airport
Story No: 4341279
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Date: 08/26/2021 03:53 PM
People: John Kirby
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Two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted crowds massing near the Kabul airport on Thursday, in the waning days of a massive airlift that has drawn thousands of people seeking to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

At least 13 people were killed and 15 wounded, Russian officials said.

A U.S. official said the complex attack was "definitely believed" to have been carried out by the Islamic State group, whose affiliate in Afghanistan grew out of disaffected Taliban members who hold an even more extreme view of Islam.

At least 13 people died and 15 were wounded, according to Russia's Foreign Ministry, which gave the first official casualty count.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby also confirmed the blasts, saying one was near an airport entrance and another was a short distance away by a hotel.

The U.S. official said members of the U.S. military were among the wounded.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing operations.

Even as the area was hit, the official said evacuation flights continued to take off from Kabul airport, which Western governments earlier warned was a target.

Kabul - 26 August 2021

1. People attending to a wounded man near the site of the blast ++CONTAINS JUMP CUT++

2. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Mohammad Sadiq, wounded:

"The explosion happened outside (the airport), near the canal (sewage canal outside the airport) ."

3. Medical workers attending to a wounded man on hospital bed

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Afghanistan Kabul Streets
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Summary: Kabul residents cope with new rulers, money shortages
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Date: 08/25/2021 05:31 PM
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People continued crowding outside Kabul's international airport on Wednesday as the city got to grips with Taliban rule.

Many people queued outside banks, too, which have been closed since the insurgents took over the country 10 days ago.

Life in the capital of 6 million people has rapidly deteriorated, just as it has across much of the country over the past weeks amid the Taliban blitz that saw the group capture one provincial capital after another.

Kabul's parks have been filling with internally displaced people — families who fled their homes as the Taliban seized control of their towns.

The insurgents' fighters were seen patrolling Kabul's streets on Wednesday, armed with light and medium weapons.

The crowding outside Kabul's airport came as more than 82,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since the Taliban's takeover.

While the pace of airlifts has picked up in recent days, it's still a chaotic scramble as people seek to escape.

Kabul - 25 August 2021

1. Taliban fighters on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) driving around Kabul

2. Various of Taliban fighters on street

3. Various of traffic and people

4. Various of crowds outside Kabul International Airport

5. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Akhtar Mohammad, Kabul resident:

"They are not allowing people inside the airport to go to other countries. From one side, there is the mujahedeen (Taliban fighters), (then) there's the (foreign) soldiers preventing people from entering airport."

6. Traffic in Kabul city

7. Various of people waiting outside bank

8. SOUNDBITE (Dari) Abdul Raziq, school teacher:

"The banks have been closed for the last 10 days. Before the arrival of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (new name given by Taliban), no one could get his or her salary and we are still waiting."

9. Various of Taliban fighters on street

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Afghanistan Airport Crowds UGC 2
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Summary: Chaos persists at Kabul airport, Taliban fire shots
Story No: 4340305
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS (UGC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/19/2021 04:25 PM
People: George Stephanopoulos , Joe Biden
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Chaos persisted outside Kabul's international airport on Thursday as thousands tried to flee Taliban rule.

Footage shared on social media showed gunmen firing into the air outside the airport as people fled.

The Taliban now maintain an armed presence outside the airport, while the U.S. and British military are inside.

Still, foreign nations continued evacuating their people.

In the past day, the European Union, Spain, Denmark, Poland and Romania said it had evacuated some of their nationals and Afghan personnel associated with their presence in the country.

Separately, U.S. President Joe Biden says he's committed to keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until every American is evacuated, even if that means maintaining a military presence there beyond his Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawal.

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, Biden said that the U.S. will do "everything in our power" to get Americans and U.S. allies in the nation out before the deadline.

Pressed repeatedly on how the administration would help Americans left in the nation after Aug. 31, Biden finally affirmed, "if there's American citizens left, we're gonna stay till we get them all out."

Up to 15,000 Americans remain in Afghanistan after the Taliban took full control of the nation.

The Biden administration has received criticism for the scenes of violence and disorder in recent days as thousands attempted to flee while the Taliban advanced.

But during the same interview, Biden suggested there wasn't anything the administration could've done to avoid such chaos.

"The idea that somehow, there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don't know how that happens," he said.

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Kabul - 19 August 2021

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1. Taliban forces trying to disperse crowd outside Kabul airport, UPSOUND gunfire, child crying

2. People running, UPSOUND gunfire

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Afghanistan Airports Crowds UGC
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Summary: Hundreds crowd airport barriers amid sporadic gunfire
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Date: 08/18/2021 07:10 PM
People: Joe Biden
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Hundreds of Afghans who lacked any documents or promises of flights continued to gather at Kabul airport on Wednesday night.

The crowds, held at an outer perimeter, surged forward every time Taliban forces opened a gate, prompting the Taliban to rattle off warning shots to drive people back.

Taliban fighters and checkpoints surrounded the airport on Wednesday, a barrier for Afghans fearing their work with Westerners made them prime targets of the insurgents.

Afghans in danger from the Taliban for their work with U.S. forces and U.S. organizations also pleaded with the Biden administration to ease paperwork-intensive processing that they said threatens to leave tens of thousands of vulnerable Afghans behind.

The Pentagon said Wednesday that senior U.S. military officers, including Navy Rear Adm. Peter Vasely, were talking to Taliban commanders in the capital about Taliban checkpoints and curfews that have limited the number of Americans and Afghans able to enter the airport.

President Joe Biden this week defended his decision to finally end the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan, but rejected blame for the chaos that ensured.

He repeatedly laid responsibility for the Taliban takeover and the desperate and chaotic evacuation on Afghans, saying the U.S. could not have moved sooner to evacuate Afghan allies ahead of withdrawal of the last American forces because "some of the Afghans did not want to leave earlier, still hopeful for their country."

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Kabul - 18 August 2021

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1. Crowds and cars outside of airport UPSOUND bangs and car horns

2. Pan of vehicles and crowds of people outside airport UPSOUND bangs and car horns

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Afghanistan Schoolgirls
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Summary: Girls in Herat go back to school under Taliban rule
Story No: 4340279
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Date: 08/19/2021 01:58 PM
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Girls in Herat have gone back to school under Taliban rule to take their midterm exams, after the militant organisation announced that they can continue their education as long as they wear the hijab head covering.

Days after taking over the country following a lightning offensive, the Taliban made an effort to portray a more moderate stance, promising to respect women's rights and inviting them to join the government.

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war.

The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. and its allies melted away.

They so far have offered no specifics on how they will lead, other than to say they will be guided by Shariah, or Islamic, law.

The fundamentalist group ruled the country for five years until the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

During that time, it forbade girls an education and women the right to work, and refused even to let them travel outside their homes without a male relative to accompany them.

Older generations remember the Taliban's previous rule, when they largely confined women to their homes, banned television and music, and held public executions.

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1. Various of schoolgirls inside one of Herat's girl school compound

2. Various of schoolgirls during mid-term examinations

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Date: 08/19/2021 01:30 PM
People: Ashraf Ghani , Hamid Karzai
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “Shaqaiq via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* NOTE: 2 clips Video Location: Shahr-e Naw, Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan Video Recording Date/Time: August 19, 2021 at about 13:30h People braved the new Taliban rule and marched through the streets of Kabul waving Afghan flags on Independence Day, August 19. This video shows a motorcade of vehicles carrying Afghan flags. At one point in the video, the cars surround a Taliban pickup truck (driven by the Afghan National Police until August 15), according to the video owner.

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Summary: Ashura procession in Kabul in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
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Date: 08/19/2021 01:08 PM
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Kabul, Aug 19 (EFE/EPA).-Shia Muslims held large mourning processions across Afghanistan Thursday, the first after the Taliban seized power, to mark the death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson and his family in the battle of Karbala 1,400 years ago.(Camera: STRINGER)SHOT LIST: SHIA MUSLIMS GATHER FOR A LARGE MOURNING PROCESSION ON THE OCCASION OF ASHURA DAY IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN.

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AF Kabul Flag Waving March
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Summary: Afghanistan: People March Through Kabul Streets Waving Afghan Flags To Celebrate Independence Day
Story No: spt013791
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Date: 08/19/2021 11:45 AM
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@rezaee67 via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* Video Location: Jadah-ye Asma'i, Kabul, Afghanistan Video Recording Date/Time: August 19, 2021 at about 13:00h People braved the new Taliban rule and marched through the streets of Kabul waving Afghan flags on Independence Day, August 19.

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Date: 08/19/2021 11:45 AM
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Taliban fighters patrolled Kabul on Thursday, with a commander among them pledging to bring security to Afghanistan.

"A large number of people and residents of Kabul are not afraid of us anymore," said Jehad Yaar, a Taliban commander who greeted locals on the street in Kabul.

"We will bring security to Afghanistan and we will improve the economy and life," he added.

But in other parts of Kabul, Afghan protesters were defying the Taliban for a second day, waving their national flag.

The scattered demonstrations on Thursday were met with renewed violence by the militants who are facing growing challenges to their rule.

A U.N. official warned of dire food shortages in this nation of 38 million people reliant on imports.

The Taliban face the same problems as the civilian government they dethroned without the level of international aid it enjoyed.

In the face of these challenges, the militants have moved quickly to suppress any dissent.

Many fear the Taliban will succeed in erasing two decades of efforts to expand women's and human rights in Afghanistan.

Kabul - 19 August 2021

1. Various of Taliban fighters patrolling in Kabul

2. Various of Jehad Yaar, a Taliban commander, greeting locals in market

3. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Jehad Yaar, a Taliban commander:

"The market is very crowded, and people are very happy. A large number of people and residents of Kabul are not afraid of us anymore, Thank God. And day by day that fear is disappearing, they (people) are getting used to the Taliban."

4. Various of Yaar with fighters and locals

5. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Jehad Yaar, a Taliban commander:

"Thank God, we will bring security to Afghanistan and we will improve the economy and life. We will try to handover the power to the people."

6. Various of armed Taliban fighters

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Pakistan Afghanistan Border
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Summary: Afghans continue crossing border into Pakistan
Story No: 4340242
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 08/19/2021 09:52 AM
People: Sheikh Rashid
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Afghans fleeing the turmoil in their country continued crossing the border into Pakistan on Thursday.

Two of Afghanistan's key border crossings with Pakistan, Torkham near Jalalabad and Chaman near Spin Boldak, are now open for trade.

Hundreds of trucks have now passed through, according to Pakistani Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, after having been stuck at the border for days.

However, traders still fear insecurity on the roads and confusion over customs duties that could push them to price their goods higher.

The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan two weeks before the U.S. was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade war.

The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. and its allies melted away.

The Taliban so far have offered no specifics on how they will lead, other than to say they will be guided by Shariah, or Islamic, law.

Many Afghans have been hiding at home or trying to flee the country, fearful of abuses by the loosely controlled militant organisation.

Many people have expressed dread that the two-decade Western experiment to remake Afghanistan will not survive the resurgent Taliban, who took control of the country in a blitz that took just days.

Chaman - 19 August 2021

1. Various of people entering Pakistan from Afghanistan

2. Van carrying people

3. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Gulab Khan, resident of Kandahar Afghanistan:

"I am coming from Kandahar due to the ongoing uncertain situation. We faced trouble here at the Pakistani side of border. They (Pakistani officials) are asking for travel documents which we don't have, but finally, they allow us to cross the border."

4. Various of people entering Pakistan from Afghanistan

5. Van carrying Afghans leaving border area toward Pakistan

6. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Khan Wafa, taxi driver:

"Lots of people are coming from Afghanistan to Pakistan, most of them want to go to Quetta, Kuchlak and Peshawar, where some of them have relatives. At the moment due the large number of travelers, transporters charge them double."

7. Various of Afghan families at border

8. Various of hundreds of trade trucks parked at Chaman

9. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Lala Khan, truck driver:

"Hundreds of trucks are parked here at the border since the last two-three days. Our request is to both Taliban and the Pakistani government to take necessary action and allow us to cross us the border."

10. Truck drivers at border

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People: Sheikh Rashid
Organisations: Taliban
Locations: South Asia , Pakistan , Oceania , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kandahar
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AF Independence Day Kabul
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Summary: Afghanistan: National Flags Hoisted In Kabul On Independence Day
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Date: 08/19/2021 09:15 AM
People: Ashraf Ghani , Hamid Karzai
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@zabiullahkarimi via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* NOTE: looped video Video Location: Abdul Haq Square, Kabul, Afghanistan Video Recording Date/Time: August 19, 2021 Afghanistan traditionally celebrates its 1919 independence from British rule on August 19. After the Taliban took control of the country, new concerns over more protests were sparked. This video shows the national flags of Afghanistan hoisted around the city of Kabul.

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Date: 08/19/2021 08:15 AM
People: Ashraf Ghani , Hamid Karzai
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RESTRICTIONS AND USAGE TERMS: Please credit “@Mrnoor94495347 via Spectee”. Please Note this material is supplied by Spectee for the purpose of licensing to AP customers. This content is not produced or verified by the Associated Press. ******************************************************************* NOTE: looped video Video Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Video Recording Date/Time: August 17, 202 After the Taliban took control of Kabul, security forces were seen heavily armed at the military base near Kabul. Protests have been reported in at least 2 cities following the Taliban takeover.

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AFGHANISTAN EVACUATIONS
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Summary: Afghans desperate to flee gather outside Kabul airport
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Date: 08/19/2021 06:48 AM
People: Hamid Karzai
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Kabul, Aug 19 (EFE/EPA)-. Thousands of desperate Afghans, including the elderly as well as women and children, have camped outside the Kabul airport for days in the hope of getting evacuated from the country after it was taken over by the Taliban.(Camera: STRINGER)SHOT LIST: AFGHANS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO FLEE THE COUNTRY IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN.

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SPAIN AFGHANISTAN
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Summary: 1st batch of Spaniards, Afghans evacuated from Kabul arrives in Madrid
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Torrejón de Ardoz, Aug 19 (EFE). The A400 aircraft of the Spanish Armed Forces with the first group of Spaniards and Afghan citizens who have collaborated with the Spanish broadcast in the country, as well as their families, landed at the military air base of Torrejón de Ardoz (Madrid) early hours Thursday with 53 people.It was the first of the three planes sent by the Ministry of Defense for the repatriation of Spaniards and Afghans who helped Spain during the years that it maintained its military and cooperation mission in the Asian country. (Camera: NACHO MARTÍN/JESÚS BARTOLOMÉ).SHOT LIST: SPANISH EVACUEES, AND AFGHAN COLLABORATORS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ARRIVE AT THE TERREJON DE ARDOZ MILITARY BASE, IN MADRID, SPAIN.

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Afghan women gather at Kabul airport as Taliban soldiers patrol
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Date: 08/19/2021 12:00 AM
People: Ashraf Ghani , George W. Bush , Hamid Karzai , Tony Blair
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Hundreds of Afghan women gathered at an airport in Kabul today while Taliban soldiers patrolled the perimeter.

Chaos and fear descended once again at the Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) on August 19 with locals swarming the terminal to try and flee from the Taliban regime.

Footage shows Taliban guards, armed with whips and firearms, corraling terrified citizens while they wait under the harsh sun.

While U.S. forces are in control of the military side of the airport, Taliban fighters have stationed themselves in the surrounding area, reportedly putting up checkpoints and hampering attempts to reach the HKIA.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said more than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the airport. Meanwhile, Pentagon officials said about 6,000 American troops are expected to be at the airport to assist with security.

Taliban forces seized Kabul on August 15, settling into the presidential palace after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

A Taliban spokesman said the war was ‘over’ and that the militants have accomplished their objective or retaking the Middle East country following two decades of western occupation started by former leaders George Bush and Tony Blair.

Mohammad Naeem said: ‘We have reached what we were seeking, which is the freedom of our country and the independence of our people. We will not allow anyone to use our lands to target anyone, and we do not want to harm others.’

The U.S. State Department said there has been no formal transfer of power from the Afghan government to the Taliban, but declined to say if Ghani was still recognised as Afghanistan’s president.

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Subjects: Government and politics
People: Ashraf Ghani , George W. Bush , Hamid Karzai , Tony Blair
Organisations: Taliban, Afghanistan government, United States government, U.S. Department of State
Locations: North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul
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Women’s faces erased from murals in Afghanistan
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Date: 08/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Women's faces were erased from murals in Kabul days after the Taliban seized Afghanistan's capital city.

Onlooker Fazila Baloch recorded an unidentified man spray painting over women's faces at a beauty salon in Kabul on August 18. The act of vandalism came just a day after the Taliban bizarrely vowed to uphold equal rights for women 'within the framework of Islamic law'.

Fazila said: 'Yesterday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid made headlines by claiming that they respect women’s rights. But today this is the reality in Kabul. First, they erased photographs of women. Then, they’ll remove women from public sphere.'

In the Taliban's first press conference on August 17, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: ‘We are going to allow women to work and study. We have got frameworks, of course. Women are going to be very active in the society but within the framework of Islam.’

Human rights groups fear the return of the draconian policies that were enforced under the previous Taliban regime two decades ago in Afghanistan.

The United States called for an ‘inclusive and representative’ government with women involved.

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Locations: Kabul , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan
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Afghans start resistance against Taliban regime
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Summary: Afghans start resistance against Taliban regime
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Date: 08/19/2021 12:00 AM
People: Hamid Karzai , George W. Bush , Tony Blair , Ashraf Ghani
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This is the harrowing moment an Afghan baby was passed along crowds as people desperate to flee from Taliban rule flocked to a Kabul airport on Wednesday.

Footage shows the child being held aloft and carried towards the barbed entrance of the Hamid Karzai International Airport while locals crowded each other outside on August 18.

U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said more than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the airport. Meanwhile, Pentagon officials said about 6,000 American troops are expected to be at the airport to assist with security.

Taliban forces seized Kabul on August 15, settling into the presidential palace after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

A Taliban spokesman said the war was ‘over’ and that the militants have accomplished their objective or retaking the Middle East country following two decades of western occupation started by former leaders George Bush and Tony Blair.

Mohammad Naeem said: ‘We have reached what we were seeking, which is the freedom of our country and the independence of our people. We will not allow anyone to use our lands to target anyone, and we do not want to harm others.’

The U.S. State Department said there has been no formal transfer of power from the Afghan government to the Taliban, but declined to say if Ghani was still recognised as Afghanistan’s president.

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People: Hamid Karzai , George W. Bush , Tony Blair , Ashraf Ghani
Organisations: Taliban, United States government, U.S. Department of State, Afghanistan government
Locations: North America , United States , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Kabul
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Jalalabad locals take down Taliban flag and hoist Afghan flag
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Summary: Jalalabad locals take down Taliban flag and hoist Afghan flag
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Date: 08/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Residents in Jalalabad City, Nangarhar province in Afghanistan took down the Taliban flag and replaced it with the national flag on August 18, days following the Taliban's takeover of the country.

Footage shows the locals climbing atop a structure in the middle of a plaza to remove the Taliban flag and hoist the tri-colored Afghan flag as onlookers gathered on the street.

Similar protests have sprung up in the cities of Asadabad and Khost, where Taliban flags were taken down.

The demonstrations were met with violence. In Jalalabad, a dozen people were injured while three reportedly died when Taliban guards opened fire on the rallyists.

The Taliban, in its press conference on August 17, had earlier called for peace and an end to conflict.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: 'We don’t want to repeat any conflict anymore again. We want to do away with the factors for conflict. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate does not have any kind of hostility or animosity with anybody; animosities have come to an end and we would like to live peacefully.'

He added: 'We don’t want any internal enemies and any external enemies.'

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Locals stage anti Taliban protest in Asadabad, Afghanistan
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Summary: Locals stage anti Taliban protest in Asadabad, Afghanistan
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Date: 08/19/2021 12:00 AM
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Locals in Asadabad City in Afghanistan staged an anti-Taliban protest on August 18 - just days after the Taliban took over the country.

A crowd was seen gathering in the middle of a road in the capital city of Kunar province, triumphantly waving several Afghan flags while cars passed by.

Similar demonstrations have sprung up in the cities of Asadabad and Khost, where Taliban flags were taken down.

The protests were met with violence. In Jalalabad, a dozen people were injured while three reportedly died when Taliban guards opened fire on the rallyists.

The Taliban, in its press conference on August 17, had earlier called for peace and an end to conflict.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said: 'We don’t want to repeat any conflict anymore again. We want to do away with the factors for conflict. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate does not have any kind of hostility or animosity with anybody; animosities have come to an end and we would like to live peacefully.'

He added: 'We don’t want any internal enemies and any external enemies.'

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AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT
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Summary: Chaos in Kabul hinders evacuations
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Date: 08/18/2021 02:56 PM
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Kabul, Aug 18 (EFE / EPA).- Shots, smoke and dissuasive explosions have become the response of security forces to Afghans, including children, trying to get to Kabul airport, hindering evacuation missions.FOOTAGE OF THE KABUL AIRPORT AREA.

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Afghanistan Protest
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Summary: At least one person killed after Taliban disperses protest
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Date: 08/18/2021 12:45 PM
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An Afghan health official said on Wednesday that at least one person was killed and six others were wounded when the Taliban violently broke up a protest in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Dozens of people had gathered to raise the national flag a day before Afghanistan's Independence Day, which commemorates the end of British rule in 1919.

They lowered the Taliban flag — a white banner with an Islamic inscription — that the militants have raised in the areas they captured.

Video footage later showed the Taliban firing into the air and attacking people with batons to disperse the crowd.

The violence comes as the militant group meets with former officials from the toppled Western-backed government.

Jalalabad - 18 August 2021

1. Various of protesters demonstrating and running; UPSOUND: gunfire

2. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) no name given, protester:

"I am standing here in front of you. You can hit me with 30 bullets, kill me. I will sacrifice my life for this flag, this is my flag. My government will soon be back, God willing."

3. Taliban fighters gathered around vehicle

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Summary: Taliban fighters patrol Kabul streets, secure green zone
Story No: 4340051
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Date: 08/18/2021 08:50 AM
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With the Taliban controlling Kabul, residents in the Afghan capital must now pass through a number of check points to get around, including in the formally heavily secured green zone.

A local commander manning a check point said that they were there to prevent looting and to secure embassies and property.

The Taliban have promised a new era of peace and security, saying they will forgive those who fought against them and grant women full rights under Islamic law, without elaborating.

But many Afghans are deeply skeptical of the group, especially those who remember its previous rule, when it imposed a harsh interpretation of Islamic law.

At that time, women were largely confined to their homes, television and music were banned, and suspected criminals were flogged, maimed or executed in public.

The Taliban returned to power last weekend after capturing much of the country in a matter of days, less than three weeks before the US plans to complete its troop withdrawal.

Kabul – 18 August 2021

1. Taliban fighter

2. Various of Taliban check point in Wazir Akbar Khan area

3. Taliban Commander Tayeb greeting locals inside the vehicle

4. Various of Taliban check point

5. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Tayeb (no surname given), Taliban commander:

"We are 24 hours at the service of our people in District 10 to safeguard the lives and property of our people. We will try our best keep our people happy and we are trying to prevent those who want to disturb and loot our people."

6. Various shots of Taliban patrolling in Wazir Akbar khan area

7. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Tayeb (no surname given), Taliban commander:

"We have orders from our leaders to safeguard and provide security for the embassies' compounds and properties which are here in this area (Wazir Akbar Khan) and we are following those orders in this area and with the grace of God there hasn't been any problems so far in our area of responsibility."

8. Various of Taliban check point

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Locations: Kabul , Asia , Central Asia , Afghanistan , Oceania , Middle East
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Inside Kabul: Taliban Use Military Vehicles, Man Whips Pedestrians on Crowded Street
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Summary: Inside Kabul: Taliban Use Military Vehicles, Man Whips Pedestrians on Crowded Street
Story No: stfl006439
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Date: 08/18/2021 07:01 AM
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Footage shot on August 17 and supplied to Storyful offers a glimpse into life in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul just days after the Taliban regained control of the war-torn Middle East country. In these videos, shot by Gulzar Khan and compiled by Storyful, pick-up trucks with mounted machine guns are seen on streets (00:34). Later, a man can be seen whipping people walking on a crowded street, causing pedestrians to run (04:09). An M1117 armoured vehicle, commonly used by Afghanistan’s military, can be seen parked on a street with an armed man standing nearby (06:34). The Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital city on August 15, causing many residents to desperately rush to the airport in attempts to leave the country. Credit: Gulzar Khan via Storyful

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