‘It was like doomsday’: wait at Kabul airport descends into terror | Afghanistan

[ad_1] Another long, hot afternoon in Kabul was drawing to a close, thousands of foreigners and Afghans – many in family groups with young children – still hoping to flee the capital, thronged the heavily guarded gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport, desperate to board one of the last planes out. The atmosphere was febrile: … Read more

‘High threat’ of terror attack disrupts Kabul airport evacuations as Biden deadline looms

'High threat' of terror attack disrupts Kabul airport evacuations as Biden deadline looms

[ad_1] The United States and its allies warned people to avoid travelling to Kabul airport on Thursday as fears of a potential terror attack threatened evacuation efforts. The threat of an “imminent, lethal attack” was the latest setback for the massive airlift ahead of President Joe Biden’s fast-approaching deadline for all U.S. forces to withdraw … Read more

Afghanistan: US and allies warn of ‘high’ terror threat at Kabul airport | Afghanistan

[ad_1] The United States has warned crowds trying to access Kabul airport to leave the area, as Britain and Australia cited the “high threat” of a terrorist attack. All three countries asked that people no longer attempt to travel to the airport, a distressing call as people with practically no other means of escape from … Read more

Afghanistan live news: UK warns of Kabul airport terror threat as evacuations enter desperate final phase | World news

[ad_1] 12.42am BST 00:42 US joins Australia and UK in advising against travel to airport The US Embassy in Afghanistan has warned people against travelling to the airport, citing “security threats outside the gates”. The warning adds that US citizens who are currently at the Abbey, East or North gates “should leave immediately”. Travis Akers … Read more

The Afghanistan withdrawal and Taliban takeover mean the terror threat is back

The Afghanistan withdrawal and Taliban takeover mean the terror threat is back

[ad_1] On the eve of the 2004 presidential election, Osama bin Laden issued a landmark videotaped statement. In it, bin Laden explained how he and his followers were engaged in a “war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers.” He bragged that, just as Al Qaeda and the Taliban’s predecessors had “bled Russia for 10 years, … Read more