Last U.S. Flight Leaves Kabul, Activists Brace For ‘Wave Of Repression’ From The Taliban
With the last U.S. military flight leaving Kabul, the United States marked the end of its 20-year presence in Afghanistan and its longest war. Celebratory gunfire echoed across the capital before Taliban militants took control of Kabul airport. Thousands of Afghans who were unable to leave the country during the chaotic evacuation are now bracing themselves for what comes next. Central Asian women’s rights activist Nadejda Atayeva expects the Taliban to unleash a “wave of repression” and told Current Time that the militant group has lists of Afghan women who were active in government and civil society.