200 passengers leave Kabul in first airlift since US pullout

As the Taliban transition from militant force to governing power, they face a growing number of protests against their rule

Some 200 passengers, including US citizens, left Kabul airport on Thursday, on the first flight carrying foreigners out of the Afghan capital since a US-led evacuation ended on August 30.

The United States has repeatedly pledged to continue working to evacuate any American citizens still in Afghanistan after last month’s airlift ended.

Originally published as 200 passengers leave Kabul in first airlift since US pullout

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