Kabul Closed To Commercial Flights, Airlines Avoid Afghan Airspace

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Afghans climb atop a plane at Kabul Airport on Aug. 16 as they seek evacuation flights.
Credit: Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images
Essential air traffic to and from Afghanistan came to a standstill on Aug.15 as the Taliban declared victory over the capital Kabul after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad as his government collapsed. The situation at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International (KBL) has seen thousands of Afghan and...

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