On Thursday, Taliban officials permitted a Qatari charter flight to go out of Afghanistan for Doha, and this is going to be the 1st flying for people there who want to flee the country since America has closed its martial missions in Afghanistan on 31st August.
In a statement, Emily Horne (National Security Council’s spokeswomen) explained that today, the American govt. helped the exodus of American people and legal permanent inhabitants on the flight (chartered Qatar Airways) from Hamid Karzai International Airport. She added that they can confirm that charter Qatar flight has carefully touched down in Qatar.
She said that the Taliban has remained very supportive in helping the withdrawal of the United States people and legal permanent inhabitants on HKIA’s charter flights. Moreover, Emily Horne described that they came up with flexibility, and they were professional and businesslike in their affairs with them in this struggle, and this was the optimistic first step.
She continued that America is going to continue these struggles to ease the orderly and safe evacuation of US people, legal permanent inhabitants, and especially those Afghans who assisted America in various operations and trying to flee Afghanistan.
The first flight had taken 113 passengers
AFP and Reuters have confirmed the flight had taken 113 passengers, of which twenty-one passengers were American lawful permanent residents, thirteen Dutch nationals, and forty-three Canadian nationality holders.
One of the passengers looked much relieved to flee Afghanistan. According to AFP, a Canadian nationality holder who provided her name only as Elaha described that she did not even fall asleep, and they landed. She added that the condition in Kabul was very uncomfortable and unpredictable.
AFP said that after touching down in Doha, the passengers that include many kids, went into the airport bus, which had taken them to a holding facility where they were going to wait for the flights that would take them to their home nations.
One of them has described to the AFP (Agence France-Press) that his family had received a little notice from American State Department regarding the flight.
The father (who refused to reveal his name) explained that they got in contact with the United States State Department, they gave him a phone call in the morning and the department suggested him to go to the airport.