Long Lines at Kabul Airport as Taliban Sweeps Through Capital and President Flees

Afghans and foreigners wanting to leave Afghanistan filled Kabul’s international airport on August 15, as the Taliban swept through the capital and seized the presidential palace.

This video by Instagram user @kingkhan_gzk shows lines of people waiting at ticketing counters at Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Commercial flights from Kabul had been paused amid sporadic gunfire at the airport, the Associated Press reported, as the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15. Credit: @kingkhan_gzk via Storyful