Fear and uncertainty in the Kabul airport crowds

One man said he saw "no difference between the Taliban right now and the Taliban 20 years ago," and that he feared the group would start killing people.

A woman said she believed the current Taliban leadership was more "conscious," but "nobody knows when the mood may change."

She said unemployment, food scarcity, and insecurity was also driving her decision to flee.

Widespread chaos has been punctuated by sporadic violence at the airport.

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