See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

US struggles to speed Kabul airlift despite Taliban, chaos

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2021
From The Left

The United States is struggling to pick up the pace of American and Afghan evacuations at Kabul airport, constrained by obstacles ranging from armed Taliban checkpoints to paperwork problems. With an Aug. 31 deadline looming, tens of thousands remained to be airlifted from the chaotic country.

Taliban fighters and their checkpoints ringed the airport — major barriers for Afghans who fear that their past work with Westerners makes them prime targets for retribution. Hundreds of Afghans who lacked any papers or clearance for evacuation also congregated outside the airport, adding to...

Read full story

AllSides Picks

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-kabul-taliban-d036db0b190acba68087f3d46ffae146

More News about Middle East from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right