Pro-Taliban celebrations in Afghanistan after departure of US troops

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Pro-Taliban celebrations in Afghanistan after departure of US troops” – below is their description.

Taliban fighters and their supporters in Afghanistan were seen celebrating the departure of the last US troops from the country as America’s 20-year military presence came to an end just before midnight on August 30, 2021. Through the night, gunfire and fireworks were shot into the air in the capital Kabul, while some people celebrated in the streets of the cities of Khost and Kandahar, as well as in neighbouring Pakistan.

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