The situation in Afghanistan has become CRITICAL……
According to new reports a deadly firefight recently erupted between western forces and Taliban militants, and now we are getting videos of a fire breaking out at the Kabul airport.
Scores of Americans are still stuck inside the country……
We will keep everyone posted as the situation evolves, but right now just understand that it is far from stable, and rapidly deteriorating.
Just look at these videos, I’m sure you’ll agree:
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) August 23, 2021
BREAKING – Footage shows fire broke out at Kabul airport in Afghanistan amid evacuations. pic.twitter.com/g8aGmVDbS2
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 23, 2021
CNBC had coverage of the ground situation at the Kabul airport:
A firefight broke out in the chaos at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport early Monday morning as foreign forces continued to assist with evacuations and thousands of Afghans attempted to escape the country taken over by the Taliban a week ago.
One Afghan security personnel was killed and three others wounded when the firefight erupted between Afghan security forces and unknown attackers, the official account of the German Joint Forces Operations Command said in a tweet Monday.
The German military also said that American and German forces were involved in the progression of the fighting, but that all of the German forces on the ground were unharmed.
Taliban Draws Red Line
No extension for Americans They’ll Be Consequences !
Are We kidding? Obama Get out of the white House!
Biden is completely Incapable of leadership
— Sandy (@sandra8301) August 23, 2021
This isn’t just on @JoeBiden, it’s on everyone who allowed the Biden team to spread the FALSE narrative that he’s anywhere close to being fit to lead.
‘Trapped in hell’: Kabul airport chaos casts doubt on US promise of safe evacuation https://t.co/0yM8enY0Ft
— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) August 22, 2021
Daily Mail reports that the death toll at the Kabul airport is now up to 20:
Military planes making evacuation runs into Kabul are dropping flares and carrying out nosedive combat landings amid fears that Islamic terrorists may try to shoot one down as Afghans trying to flee the Taliban have described at least 20 civilians being killed in the chaos.
US military planes are doing rapid diving combat landings to beat the threat of a missile attack, with video showing a French transport plane yesterday deploying flares designed to confuse heat-seeking technology which may have been stolen by Islamic State in Afghanistan.
Taliban forces controlling all access points to Hamid Karzai International Airport are not thought to be attempting to shoot down military aircraft during the Western evacuation effort, as such an action could trigger another American-led intervention in Afghanistan.