fbpx
Connect with us

News

Taliban Retakes Power Over Afghanistan After 20 Years Of US Intervention, Thousands Flee

Published

My Post 2021 08 16T174848.898
Source: morteza kazemian | Twitter & CNBC

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Desperate crowds of Afghans and foreigners alike have flooded to the airport in the country’s capital of Kabul, in an effort to leave Afghanistan as the Taliban have seized control of the presidential palace.

Thousands, including parents with young children, could be seen running onto the airport’s tarmac, surrounding planes and even climbing up jet bridges to try and board the few planes that were there.

There were sadly even videos of people falling from planes after they had attempted to board via the landing gear.

Disclaimer: The video attached involves elements of death that may be unsettling to some readers. Viewer’s discretion is advised. 

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has also reportedly fled the country on Sunday (15 August) as the Taliban and their fighters closed in on regaining full control over the government.

Tensions are running high as Taliban Co-Founder, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, may allegedly become the country’s new president.

This comes following the United State’s withdrawal of their forces from Afghanistan earlier this year. The Taliban was originally overthrown due to US intervention 20 years ago, and with the departure of the US from Afghanistan, they saw the opportunity to seize power again and took it.

Taliban 1

The insurgent group have been attempting, in recent weeks, to clean up their image considering their reputation (denying women basic human rights, public executions and persecuting minorities), but many believe that they have not changed at all.

Acknowledging concerns over the rapid progress of Taliban fighters, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared that they have “also seen these reports of atrocities committed by the Taliban in areas that it’s taken over that are deeply, deeply troubling and certainly do not speak well to the Taliban’s intentions for the country as a whole.”

 

While the fate of many remain uncertain, countries including Iran, Albania, Canada, Qatar and Turkey are in the works of offering temporary refuge to Afghan citizens fleeing the Taliban.

Please keep the Afghan people in your thoughts and prayers.

Stay tuned for more updates. 

 

Also read: Here’s Why M’sians Need To Watch This Movie About The Experiences Of A Pedophilia Victim

My Post 2021 08 11T184930.592

Source: CNBC


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

6C2396Db F476 4326 97D5 8B76Db456877 6C2396Db F476 4326 97D5 8B76Db456877
News8 hours ago

“Global recession likely to happen in 6 months,” Says IMF Chief

According to the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, she cautions that: “We are unable to...

Collage 13 Collage 13
News10 hours ago

KJ Says The Market Price For RON95 is RM4.52 Per Liter & The Subsidy is to Curb Inflation

Just last night (July 6), the Ministry of Finance announced the latest fuel pricings , effective July 7 till July...

76Affc14 B10C 4D4C 8977 57A65Ba33B9D 76Affc14 B10C 4D4C 8977 57A65Ba33B9D
News12 hours ago

WATCH: Lorry Crashes Into Several Cars At Johor-Singapore Causeway Causing Massive Pileup

A Facebook netizen recently shared two videos of an accident that has occurred at the highway leading to Woodlands checkpoint....

2De38142 A33F 4A18 8C4B 917526027A12 2De38142 A33F 4A18 8C4B 917526027A12
News16 hours ago

JUST IN: Malaysian Man Tested Positive For Monkeypox In Singapore

According to Chanel News Asia, The Ministry of Health in Singapore (MOH) has confirmed that a 45-year-old Malaysian man residing...

Collage Baby Collage Baby
News1 day ago

Baby Born To Brother & Sister Parents Dies Just Hours After Birth Due To Severe Genetic Defects

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a celebration, but sometimes, tragedy strikes, and the event becomes a...

My Post 2022 07 06T150310.133 My Post 2022 07 06T150310.133
News1 day ago

M’sian Singer Escapes Death Penalty As Cannabis Distribution Charges Dropped

Nasyid singer and composer, Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman is feeling thankful after the Magistrate’s Court acquitted him of charges on distributing...

Ft Iv Ft Iv
News1 day ago

Journalists Publicise UMNO Dept Chief Interview After He Denied Him Saying That Najib Should Go To Jail

Recently, in an interview with Asia Times, UMNO Deputy Chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, more popularly known as ”Tok Mat” had...

0B27Ce14 Ff64 448B 873E 168787Fbd445 0B27Ce14 Ff64 448B 873E 168787Fbd445
News2 days ago

Excessive Pesticide Residue Found In Mie Sedaap Noodle Cups Shipment To Taiwan

On July 5, it was reported that customs intercepted shipments containing items from Indonesia and Malaysia in Taiwan. This is because the...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY