Dozens of Westerners to Fly from Kabul on Commercial Flight

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities will allow some 200 Westerners, including Americans, to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, marking the airport’s first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country.

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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2021 file photo, Taliban fighters stand guard inside the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the U.S. withdrawal in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban authorities will allow between 100 and 150 Americans to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, Qatari officials said on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, marking the airport’s first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country. The large group of foreigners, including Americans and other Westerners, would depart Thursday on a Qatar Airways flight that had earlier ferried humanitarian aid to the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Kathy Gannon, File)
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities will allow some 200 Westerners, including Americans, to fly out from Kabul in the coming hours, officials said Thursday, marking the airport’s first such flight since U.S. forces withdrew from the country. The large group of foreigners would depart Thursday on a Qatar Airways flight that had earlier ferried humanitarian aid to the country, said Qatari special envoy Mutlaq bin Majed al-Qahtani, declaring it a “historic day.” A…

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