Evacuation flights from Kabul’s airport resumed on Tuesday after the tarmac and runway were cleared of crowds. The Taliban have declared the war in Afghanistan is over and a senior leader said the group would wait until foreign forces had left before creating a new government.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.
Joining the discussion:
- Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Beijing’s Soochow University.
- Torek Farhadi served as an adviser to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and is currently a senior adviser with the International Trade Centre.
- Sumit Ganguly is a distinguished political science professor at Indiana University.
- Kamran Bokhari is director of Analytical Development at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy.
What do we know about the finances of the Islamic fundamentalist group of about 80,000 fighters?
Watch below to find out how the #Taliban paid for their swift campaign across #Afghanistan https://t.co/Yu6pJ0CDRF
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) August 17, 2021
The U.S. military restarted flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan, a day after the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport, where thousands desperate to flee the country following the Taliban takeover had crowded the runway https://t.co/QDPJxGAlM6 pic.twitter.com/wAmSTtffO8
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 17, 2021