Kabul airport reopens to receive aid, domestic flights restart

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Kabul airport has reopened to receive humanitarian aid and resume domestic flights, with the help of a Qatari technical team on Sunday.

According to a report, the runway at Kabul airport has been repaired in liaison with authorities in Afghanistan. The Hamid Karzai International Airport had been shut down since the chaotic exit of the United States from the war-torn nation on August 31.

“Two domestic flights were recently operated from Kabul to the cities of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar.

“Kabul airport has been a scene of chaos since the Taliban took control of the city,” the report said.

The last US military planes in Afghanistan departed on August 30, marking an end to America’s 20-year presence in the country after roughly two decades of war.

The US says 122,300 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since the end of July. But thousands of Afghan allies were left behind, alongside fewer than 250 Americans.

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