The Taliban have seized the entire Kabul airport, hours after the last US military plane took off and foreign forces finally left Afghanistan on Tuesday morning.
In the photo some Taliban leaders, led by the movement’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, are seen on the runway of Kabul airport.
Fighters from the Taliban Special Forces (Badri 313) arrive at Kabul airport on the morning of Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Upon entering the airport, the movement’s fighters increasingly made use of military equipment left behind by the US military.
Taliban fighters were seen checking helicopters and other military equipment, which the US military says were “disabled” before the withdrawal.
Members of the Badri 313 Military Special Forces walk the runway securing the airport terminals in Kabul.
Taliban members pass through a disabled plane at Kabul airport
Taliban fighters at the entrance of Kabul airport
A Taliban fighter jet stands next to an Afghan Air Force plane at Kabul airport on Tuesday
A Taliban member takes pictures with a mobile phone after taking control of Kabul airport
Fighters of Taliban Special Forces (Badri 313) in a vehicle at Kabul airport
Taliban Special Forces fighters take the lead to secure Kabul airport
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