Islam News – The first passenger flight since the frenzied U.S. military evacuation left Afghanistan on Thursday, carrying more than 100 foreigners.
“I can clearly say that this is a historic day in the history of Afghanistan as Kabul Airport is now operational,” a Qatari official said on Thursday. The flight, with scores of Canadians and a handful of U.S. and British citizens, was going through Qatar.
The Taliban’s spokesman thanked Qatar for its assistance in getting the airport running and flying in 50 tons of aid. He said it was an “opportunity to call on all Muslim and international countries to lend a helping hand to the Afghan people and start delivering humanitarian aid.”
There was no indication that the Taliban would allow the tens of thousands of Afghans who qualify for special U.S. visas to leave. They said that Afghans with dual citizenship would be allowed to leave.
Source: The New York Times