The US military began firing into the air to clear a path for transport planes as thousands of Afghans jumped onto the runway at Kabul International Airport.
National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that “the rate at which the cities surrendered was much faster than anyone expected.” He blamed the government’s downfall on the Afghans themselves, arguing that the US could not give Afghan security forces the “will” to fight to defend their nascent democracy.
A month ago, at a press conference, Biden told reporters that the Taliban would not be able to take over Afghanistan.
After the withdrawal of US troops, the Taliban seized the entire territory of Afghanistan and completely occupied the capital of the country, Kabul. The Taliban announced the creation of their own government and Sharia courts. Details of what is happening – in online The Insider.