The United States assured this Wednesday that the Taliban are violating their commitments and block access of Afghans to Kabul airport amid evacuation efforts organized by US troops.
“Against your public statements and commitments to our government, we have reports that the Taliban are blocking the roads to prevent Afghans who want to leave from reaching the airport, “said Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman at a press conference.
This Tuesday, the White House indicated that it had received guarantees from the Taliban that they would allow the safe passage to the Kabul airport of civilians who want to leave Afghanistan, after the insurgents seized the capital.
The United States troops took this Tuesday the full control of the airport after scenes of chaos experienced Monday by Afghans trying to flee the country and leaving six dead. Meanwhile, as claimed just 24 hours ago, the Taliban, in an apparent non-aggression pact, protected the surroundings to reinforce security.
However, only airport employees and citizens with travel documents could already enter the airport at that time. If someone tried to access the civilian part in an irregular way, the Taliban fighters prevented them from the outside, as he told Efe Waris on Tuesday, which sells drinks near the door of the airfield.
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