- Title: Taliban forces block people going to Kabul airport
- Date: 27th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 27, 2021) (REUTERS) MILITARY VEHICLE PARKED IN ROAD BLOCKING THE WAY TO AIRPORT GATES, ARMED TALIBAN MEMBER CROSSING ROAD ARMED TALIBAN MEMBER DIRECTING TRAFFIC VARIOUS OF ARMED TALIBAN MEMBERS DIRECTING PEOPLE MILITARY VEHICLE PARKED IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, BLOCKING THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT GATES ARMED TALIBAN MEMBER DIRECTING TRAFFIC AWAY MILITARY VEHICLE IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BLOCKING THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT GATES / ARMED MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN VARIOUS OF TALIBAN MEMBERS ON THE STREET, DIRECTING PEOPLE MILITARY VEHICLE, TALIBAN MEMBERS SEATED BY VEHICLE VARIOUS OF MILITARY VEHICLES IN MIDDLE OF ROAD, BLOCKING THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT GATES, CARS TURNING AROUND VARIOUS OF U.S. MILITARY PLANE FLYING PAST VARIOUS OF SKYLINE
- Embargoed: 10th September 2021 17:23
- Keywords: Kabul airport Taliban blocking airport
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001ES23FPJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Taliban members were seen blocking the road leading to the gates of Kabul airport and directing traffic away on Friday (August 27).
The United States says the Islamist Taliban movement had indicated "in no uncertain terms" that it wants to have a functioning commercial airport to avoid international isolation.
On Friday the Pentagon said several nations were willing to work with the Taliban to keep Kabul airport operating.
Still, as aid groups struggle to keep supply routes into the country open after the August 31 departure of foreign troops, Afghans trying to leave the country are finding the few remaining exits slamming shut.
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