Images: U.S.-run airlift from Taliban-occupied Kabul picks up tempo however faces daunting issues

2021-08-21 03:28:33

KABUL, Afghanistan — Confronted with mounting criticism of its chaotic exit from Afghanistan, the U.S. and its allies Friday stepped up evacuation efforts from the Afghan capital, Kabul, the place 1000’s of determined folks ringed the airport whilst a semblance of normality returned to different elements of the town.

With bedlam on the airport a each day occasion for the reason that Taliban’s takeover of the capital on Sunday, , even these with permission to go away have confronted a gantlet of crushing crowds and edgy Taliban fighters utilizing truncheons, sticks, whips, rifle butts and bullets to disperse folks across the airport’s environs.

A Taliban fighter keeps Afghans from crossing and explains the process of a checkpoint passage before the road

A Taliban fighter retains Afghans from crossing and explains the method of a checkpoint passage earlier than the street that results in the army entrance of the airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Occasions)

Taliban fighters mobilize to control a crowd that is rallying to raise the national flag

Taliban fighters mobilize to manage a crowd that’s rallying to boost the nationwide flag of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan throughout a rally for Independence Day at Pashtunistan Sq. in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Occasions)

Afghans make their way the road to the military entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghans make their means the street to the army entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Occasions)

Afghans make their way the road to the military entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghans make their means the street to the army entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Occasions)

Afghans make their way the road to the military entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghans make their means the street to the army entrance of the airport for evacuations, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam/Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Occasions)

A U.S. Marine grabs an infant over a fence of barbed wire during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport

A U.S. Marine grabs an toddler over a fence of barbed wire throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul.

(OMAR HAIDIRI)

A U.S. Marine airmen comforts an infant during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan

A U.S. Marine airmen comforts an toddler throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

(Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps)

US soldiers stand guard behind barbed wire as Afghans sit on a roadside near the military part of the airport

US troopers stand guard behind barbed wire as Afghans sit on a roadside close to the army a part of the airport in Kabul on August 20, 2021.

(WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP )

Turkish soldiers help a father as people waiting for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Turkish troopers assist a father as folks ready for evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Aykut Karadag/Anadolu Company )

U.S. Marines assist with security at an evacuation control checkpoint during an evacuation

U.S. Marines help with safety at an evacuation management checkpoint throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

(Workers Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps)

A U.S. Marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) provides fresh water to a child during an evacuation

A U.S. Marine with the twenty fourth Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) offers contemporary water to a baby throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20. 2021.

(Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps )

Turkish soldiers calm a woman down after she realized she lost her passport as people waiting for evacuation

Turkish troopers calm a girl down after she realized she misplaced her passport as folks ready for evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Aykut Karadag/Anadolu Company )

British and Turkish coalition forces, along with U.S. Marines, assist a child during an evacuation

British and Turkish coalition forces, together with U.S. Marines, help a baby throughout an evacuation at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021.

(Workers Sgt. Victor Mancilla/U.S. Marine Corps)

Afghan people sit inside a U S military aircraft to leave Afghanistan, at the military airport in Kabul.

Afghan folks sit inside a U S army plane to go away Afghanistan, on the army airport in Kabul.

(SHAKIB RAHMANI/AFP )

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