FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘There are still huge crowds around the edge of Kabul’s airport’ • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
“There are still huge crowds around the edge of #Kabul’s airport”, FRANCE 24 Senior Reporter Catherine Norris-Trent reports from the Afghan capital on the ongoing evacuation effort and life in the city under Taliban control. Leaders of the Group of Seven countries were set to discuss on Tuesday (August 24) whether to seek an extension to a August 31 deadline for the evacuation of thousands of people trying to flee #Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.