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Western Countries Warns Of A Big Terror Threat Near Kabul Airport. Asks Citizens To Move Immediately

Western countries on Thursday cautioned their residents to quickly leave the encompasses of Kabul airport over a terror threat, as thousands of individuals attempt to arrive at a dwindling number of evacuation flights.

About 90,000 Afghans have left left Afghanistan by the US- led airlift since the war-torn Tabliban took control over the country of August 15.

Big crowds have gathered in and around the airport, turning out to be progressively frantic as some far off countries halt flights before Tuesday’s deadline by President Joe Biden to end the evacuations and pull out the US troops directing it.

A reason for the hard deadline by the Biden and his associates this week was an “acute” Terrorist threat from the regional chapter of the Islamic State group.

The US government and its partners raised the caution further on Thursday with a series of coordinated and advisories warnings admonitions for their residents to keep away from the airport.
“Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” said the US State Department, refering to unknown “security threats”.
The department of foreign affairs of Australia said that there was an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack”. 

“Do not travel to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. If you’re in the area of the airport, move to a safe location and await further advice.”

London also issued the same warning adding, “if you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediately”.

ISIS threat

The Islamic State’s Afghanistan-Pakistan section has been liable for probably the deadliest attacks in those nations late years.

It has massacred citizens in the two nations, at mosques, public squares, shrines and even hospitals.

The group has particularly targeted Muslims from groups it considers unorthodox, including Shias.

However, while IS and the Taliban are both hardline Sunni terrorist, they are competitors and go against one another.

The Taliban have assured a softer brand of rule from their first stretch, which ended in 2001 when the United States attacked as they offered sanctuary to Al-Qaeda.

Yet, numerous Afghans are fearful of Taliban’s brutal interpretation of Sharia law, and violent retribution as well for working with foreign militaries, Western missions or the past US-supported government.

There are specific worries for women, who were largely prohibited from education and work and could just take off from the house with a male chaperone during the group’s 1996-2001 rule.

“They have not only saved our lives, but they have also saved our dreams,” a member from girls robotics team said of the Mexican government in the wake of escaping Afghanistan and arriving in Mexico City.

“Under this (Taliban) regime, we women will face difficulties… that is why we are grateful to be here,” she told media.

Crowds at the airport have led to chaos all through the airlifting activities, with a great many US troops attempting to keep a protected border for evacuation flights.

A few of the Afghans grouped outside the airport have foreign passports, visas or eligibility to travel, yet most don’t.

Somewhere around eight people have died in the chaos.

In spite of the distressing scenes, the Taliban have precluded any extension to next Tuesday’s deadline to pull out foreign troops, depicting it as “a red line”.
“They have planes, they have the airport, they should get their citizens and contractors out of here,” said Zabihullah Mujahid, Taliban’s spokesperson.

Turkey, which had over 500 non-battle troops positioned in Afghanistan, said Wednesday that it had begun pulling out its forces.

The withdrawal flagged an evident surrender of the plans it had been negotiating to assist with getting Kabul’s essential airport after the American departure.

Belgium on Wednesday said thar it was finishing evacuations after its military planes transported around 1,100 individuals – including Europeans and Afghans – in last few days.

Meanwhile, France has said that it will end it’s flight On Thursday.

The Pentagon, which is dealing with all Kabul airporr activities, has said it needs to slow down evacuations a few days before August 31.

This is to permit time for the US military to eliminate its own 6,000 or more soldiers, in addition to many US authorities and Afghan security forces and equipments.

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