This is coming one week after the hardline Islamist group returned to power in a rapid victory that stunned the world.
According to reports, the United States has warned of security threats and the European Union admitted it was “impossible” to evacuate everyone at risk from the Taliban, who have vowed a softer version of their brutal rule from 1996-2001.
However, it was reported that terrified Afghans continue to try to flee, deepening a tragedy at Kabul airport where the United States and its allies have been unable to cope with the huge numbers of people trying to get on evacuation flights.”
The Taliban official, Amir Khan Mutaqi stated that, “America, with all its power and facilities… has failed to bring order to the airport. There is peace and calm all over the country, but there is chaos only at Kabul airport.”
According to a journalist, who was among a group of other media workers, lucky enough to get to the airport on Sunday for a flight, stated that, “They were showing us their passports and shouting ‘take us with you… please take us with you. The Taliban fighter in the truck ahead of us had to shoot in the air to make them go away.”
It was also reported that one of the leaders of the movement, named the National Resistance Front, is the son of famed anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.
The NRF spokesman, Ali Maisam Nazary stated :