U.S. Suspends Flights At Kabul Airport After Afghans Swarm Runway, Cling To Departing Planes

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The United States has suspended operations at Karzai International Airport in order to clear the airfield of Afghans attempting to flee from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

The U.S. took control of airport operations over the weekend after Taliban militants took over Kabul and toppled the Afghan government. The airport has become the center for embassy operations as well after U.S. officials and personnel abandoned the U.S. embassy on Sunday.

“The US military has suspended air operations at the Kabul airport while troops try to clear the airfield of Afghans who flooded the tarmac, per [CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr]. Biden’s national security advisers have made clear this a.m. they don’t consider the airport secure right now,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted on Monday morning.
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