Taliban Battle Opposition Militias, Wield New Power in Kabul

Clashes flared in northern and central Afghanistan involving the Taliban and area militias on Wednesday, as the Islamist motion continued to consolidate its grip on electricity in the Afghan funds two days just after the U.S. finished its 20-yr presence in the place.

Hundreds of American citizens and inhabitants remained trapped in Afghanistan just after the U.S.-led airlift finished, with no noticeable route out of the place.

Qatar on Wednesday despatched a specialized group to Kabul at the request of the Taliban to focus on the resumption of operations in the airport, according to a person common with the subject. The jet carrying the group was the initial flight recognised to have landed in Kabul due to the fact the last U.S. military services plane took off Monday at midnight area time.

The intention of the delegation was to resume humanitarian flights in and out of Kabul, and to restart evacuation initiatives from the airport, the person claimed.

The Taliban claimed they experienced captured the Shotul district in Panjshir, producing gains in the sole Afghan province that the militant team hasn’t captured. Panjshir is household to a resistance motion led by the son of a famous commander from the anti-Taliban battle of the nineties.