Historic Air Evacuation Unfolds Amid Chaos, Tragedy In Kabul

Afghan evacuation flight
Afghan evacuees crowd the cargo bay and loading ramp of a U.S. Air Force C-17, part of an international fleet of airlifters that flew round the clock to meet the Taliban’s Aug. 31 deadline.
Credit: Senior Airman Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force
An often chaotic air evacuation by hundreds of military airlifters from multiple countries aimed at transporting an unprecedented total of more than 100,000 people from Kabul is underway, following the Taliban’s sudden seizure of Afghanistan. The scale and speed of the Afghanistan airlift has...

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