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#Kabul Airport

# kabul-airport - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure
# US Troops
# US Troops

Taliban celebrates 'victory' over US as Biden prepares to give address on Afghanistan departure

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 3:10 PM 46,023 Views 63 Comments
  • Taliban spokesman claims "victory" over US was given to the group after "20 years of sacrifice".
  • US President to deliver an address later today on the decision to withdraw troops.
  • EU states are trying to decide how to help Afghanistan's neighbouring countries take in refugees.

# kabul-airport - Monday 30 August, 2021

US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours
# Air Strike
# Air Strike

US warns terror threat to Kabul airport 'real' in evacuation's final hours

Updated Aug 30th 2021, 4:54 PM 27,860 Views 22 Comments

Biden has set a deadline of tomorrow to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan.

# kabul-airport - Thursday 26 August, 2021

Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'
# Kabul Attack
# Kabul Attack

Biden warns Kabul airport bombers 'we will hunt you down'

Aug 26th 2021, 11:02 PM 32,845 Views 86 Comments

The US President reaffirmed the 31 August deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens at Kabul airport

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 10:03 PM 123,794 Views 93 Comments
  • Reports of suicide bomber striking in 'complex attack' on perimeter of airport this afternoon.
  • US government confirms a number of casualties following explosion.
  • Government confirms completion of Irish emergency mission to Afghanistan.
Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

Irish evacuation mission from Kabul Airport ends with rescue of 36 people

Updated Aug 26th 2021, 6:07 PM 95,920 Views 148 Comments

At least 60 Irish citizens remain in Afghanistan.

# kabul-airport - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US congressmen criticised for visiting Kabul airport for photo-op during evacuation

Aug 25th 2021, 5:40 PM 31,979 Views 13 Comments

The goal of the operation was to push Biden to extend the 31 August evacuation cutoff date.

# kabul-airport - Monday 23 August, 2021

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’
# Kabul Airport
# Kabul Airport

US troops step up evacuations out of Kabul but Taliban warns over ‘red line’

Updated Aug 23rd 2021, 7:15 PM 49,319 Views 24 Comments
  • The US military has overseen the evacuations of about 30,000 people.
  • A guard has been killed at Kabul airport in further exchange of gunfire.
  • Afghans continue to try and flee the country.

# kabul-airport - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city
# Taliban
# Taliban

Media reports of people killed at Independence Day rally in Afghan city

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 3:55 PM 35,231 Views 77 Comments

The United States said the Taliban were reneging on pledges to allow safe passage to Afghans who worked with the US.

# kabul-airport - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Afghan pilot kills NATO soldiers in gun attack
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan pilot kills NATO soldiers in gun attack

Apr 27th 2011, 1:45 PM 514 Views 0 Comments

Afghan officer who had been a military pilot for 20 years turned on his coalition colleagues after an argument.