The Taliban have declared victory in the war in Afghanistan after capturing Kabul. This marked the end of the US-led coalition’s 20-year presence in Afghanistan. Taliban fighters occupy Kabul’s presidential palace. This is the news of BBC.
A Taliban spokesman told Al Jazeera on Monday (August 16th) that the war was over.
The government collapsed with President Ashraf Ghani leaving Kabul. Extreme chaos has broken out in Kabul. City residents and foreigners are trying to escape as best they can.
An eyewitness told the BBC that staff at the international airport had left their desks. People are running towards the plane. The United States completed the evacuation of the embassy early Monday and lowered flags from diplomatic buildings.
Today marks the beginning of a new day in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed victory after taking control of the country’s capital, Kabul.
More than 70 countries have issued a statement calling for the restoration of security and law and order in Afghanistan. They also urged the Taliban to allow those who want to leave to go safely.
Meanwhile, the US State Department says its troops have secured Kabul airport.