Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE: In its first official press conference in Kabul, the Taliban have promised to respect women’s rights, seek good relations with other countries and not take revenge on former members of the Afghan military. After the fall of the US-backed Afghan government, the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan and President Ghani fled the country.
Afghanistan-Taliban Crisis LIVE Updates:
Australia evacuated 26 people from Afghanistan in its first rescue flight. Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave this information on Wednesday. After Australian troops arrived to help with the evacuation from Kabul airport, they received security support from the US and British allies.
– The US Air Force has said that human remains have been found in the wheels of American C-17 after taking off from Kabul. Two days ago, a video surfaced of people hanging on to a US military plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport. A video shows two people falling down from a plane after it took off and died. A second person was later found dead in a wheel.
A White House official said that the US military has so far evacuated about 3,200 people, including 1,100 on Tuesday alone. US citizens, permanent residents and their families were evacuated in 13 flights.
– YouTube said on Tuesday that it is banning all accounts of and related to the Taliban. In addition, Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service has also shut down a complaint helpline set up by the Taliban after they took control of the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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