Afghanistan: German plane departs with only seven evacuees | DW News

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Kabul’s international airport has reopened, after a day of chaos that brought evacuations to a standstill. Diplomats and support staff are being flown out of the capital after it was seized by the Taliban. US forces are in control of the airport. It’s the last exit point out of Afghanistan not overseen by the militants. On Monday, several people died after crowds rushed onto the runway trying to escape the country.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has rejected blame for the Taliban takeover. He admitted his administration had assessed the situation incorrectly, but vehemently defended his decision to remove US troops from Afghanistan. If anything, he said, the way events unfolded proved him right.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she felt most for those who spent the last 20 years hoping for a more liberal society.

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