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  • About 200 foreigners left Afghanistan on a commercial flight
  • Taliban helped facilitate the flight, said US official
  • Another 200 passengers will leave Afghanistan on Friday

.Kabul, Afghanistan
These would be the first international flights to take off since the Taliban took control of Kabul. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • This development two days after the Taliban announced an interim government
  • Taliban have shown interest in engaging with Western governments
  • The interim government will be headed by Mullah Hassan Akhund.

.Kabul, Afghanistan
The United States evacuated thousands of people from the Hamid Karzai International Airport. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • The Americans travelled to a third country
  • The evacuees consisted of a woman and three children
  • US Embassy officials greeted the evacuees at the border

.Kabul, Afghanistan
The Afghan interpreter was identified as Mohammed. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Associated Press)

  • Biden was a Senator from Delaware in 2008
  • The US lawmakers were stuck in Afghanistan after an emergency landing
  • White House said US is committed to evacuate Mohammed

Evacuees wait to board US flight from Kabul airport (Photo Credit: AP)

  • US formally withdrew from Afghanistan on August 31
  • Kabul airport does not have an air traffic control management system now
  • Taliban, Qatar and Turkey are discussing ways to secure the airport

Taliban special force fighters take over Kabul airport after US withdrawal (Photo Credit: PTI/AP)

  • The Taliban said that a consensus has been reached on the new government
  • The government is slated to be led by Haibatullah Akundzada, Taliban’s supreme leader
  • The cabinet is expected to be announced in a few days

.Kabul, Afghanistan
American soldiers stand guard along a perimeter at the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 (Photo credit: AP)

  • United States completed its troop withdrawal on Monday
  • Afghans are now turning to borders with Iran, Pakistan central Asia to flee the country
  • Taliban is in talks with Qatar and Turkey on how to run Kabul airport

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The animals were reportedly left at Kabul's international airport. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MrsT106)

  • The abandoned animals included both dogs and cats
  • US military service dogs were also reportedly left behind
  • Attempts of arranging a flight for the animals have failed, PETA says

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
"There is no deadline," Biden said on withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • President Joe Biden on Tuesday glossed over his broken promise to keep U.S. troops out
  • He contended 100 to 200 Americans are still there and have "some intention to leave"
  • U.S. is left with diplomatic persuasion after its forces withdrawn

.Kabul, Afghanistan
Thousands of people gathered at the Kabul airport in a bid to flee Afghanistan (Photo Credit: AP)

  • A "secret gate" was set up to help Americans reach the airport safely
  • Makshift "muster points" were created to gather Americans wishing to flee
  • Taliban ensured a "safe passage" for US citizens