The Taliban has swept into Afghanistan’s capitol city, Kabul, and swiftly taken it over just days after President Biden said it wouldn’t happen.
Taliban fighters took over checkpoints around the city after claiming Bagram Air Base on Sunday. This led to the release of “thousands of prisoners” including senior Al Qaeda operatives. Around 5,000 to 7,000 terrorists were released, according to reports.
Shocking video widely shared on social media purports to show desperate Afghanis clung to the side of a C-17 US aircraft as it moved down the runway.