Kabul15 hours agoWriters: Christina Goldbaum/Fatima Fajik
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The wall seen in the picture appeals to the people not to flee from Afghanistan. But in this passport office in Kabul, there are similar long queues of people every day, because they want to leave the country because of the Taliban.
Taliban militants continue to wreak havoc in Afghanistan. The Taliban have now attacked Kandahar Airport. The Taliban have surrounded the city of Kandahar. Afghan security forces are constantly fighting the terrorists. Kandahar Airport chief Masood Pashtun said that three rockets were fired at the airport late on Saturday night. Two of these collided with the runway, so all flights have been cancelled.
The Taliban has made a huge advance in Afghanistan due to the withdrawal of US forces. At the same time, due to this the exodus of Afghans has also started. According to the International Organization for Migration, about 30,000 Afghans are leaving the country every week. According to the United Nations, a total of 330,000 Afghans have been displaced so far, half of which have been displaced due to the withdrawal of US forces. The number of people leaving the country illegally has increased by 30 to 40%.
US emergency airlift operation
The US has started an emergency airlift operation to evacuate its helpful Afghans. They are being taken out by military planes. But there are 18 thousand people who were helping in America’s military or other operations, adding their family also makes this number 50 thousand. Last Thursday, only 200 people reached America. America’s slow visa system is becoming a hindrance in such cases.
Pakistan no longer accepts refugees
Pakistan’s National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf has said that his country will no longer accept Afghan refugees. It is the responsibility of the international community to take steps to make arrangements for them inside Afghanistan. Yusuf said that if civil war broke out in Afghanistan, asylum seekers should not be pushed to Pakistan because of it.