The Taliban are reportedly now shelling the Kabul airport, and it’s not clear whether all the Americans from the embassy or the ambassador got out yet.
On ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that U.S. personnel are being relocated from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul to the airport “to ensure they can operate safely and securely,” but still maintain a core diplomatic presence there.
But now, the U.S. Embassy has issued a security alert urging Americans to shelter in place and avoid the airport, which was reportedly taking fire. They’re telling people that they have to fill out an online form in order to get rescued.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) August 15, 2021
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Twitter that NATO is helping keep the country’s airport open to facilitate and coordinate evacuations. The U.S. is claiming they’re securing the people at the airport. But who knows how that’s going to work, in the face of the Taliban.
People are still trying to get to the airport, because now it’s the only way out of the country.
To jest droga na lotnisko w Kabulu.
— Wojciech Cegielski 🎧🎥 (@wojciechce) August 15, 2021
The Taliban have ordered their people into Kabul.
Fmr. US Ambassador Ryan Crocker, as quoted by the Washington Post on the rout in Afghanistan: pic.twitter.com/sD1O5JvKVL
— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 14, 2021
As we reported earlier, the Afghan president has fled the country.
— Zabeeh Ullah Baloch (@ZabihBaloch) August 15, 2021