Kabul Afghanistan Taliban Crisis News August 30 Highlights: Ahead of the August 31 deadline for evacuation, the situation in Afghanistan remained grimed. Several counties have already completed, or near completion of their evacuation efforts. A large number of people are still waiting outside the Kabul airport seeking to leave the country. After the Taliban took the control of Afghanistan on August 15, many flee the country with an uncertain future and fearing risk to their lives. As thousands of people wait outside Kabul airport, seeking evacuation and new lives abroad, several rockets were heard flying over Kabul, according to a report by AFP, though targets were unclear.
US forces launched a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday that killed a suicide car bomber suspected of preparing to attack the airport, as the US nears the end of its troop withdrawal in the Afghan capital. The strike was the second carried out by US forces in Afghanistan since an ISIS-K suicide bomber struck the airport on Thursday, killing 13 US troops and scores of Afghan civilians trying to flee the country.
In the meanwhile, the US and nearly 100 other countries in a joint statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances by the Taliban stated that all foreign nationals, Afghans with travel authorization from the said countries will be allowed to safely travel outside Afghanistan, according to the US Dept of State.
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