After much uproar and tumult, some flights of Ariana Afghan Airlines finally resumed in Afghanistan between Kabul and three major provincial cities.
This comes after a technical team from Qatar reopened the Kabul airport for aid and domestic services.
Flights between Kabul and Herat, Mazar-i Sharif and Kandahar have begun, the airline said in a statement.
“Ariana Afghan Airlines is proud to resume its domestic flights,” it reads. The Kabul airport’s runway has been repaired in cooperation with authorities in Afghanistan.
Reopening the Kabul airport has been a high priority for the Taliban. Since it remains a vital lifeline with both the outside world and across Afghanistan’s mountainous terrain.
The Kabul airport had been closed since the withdrawal of the last U.S. forces from Afghanistan ending 20-years of war.
Several thousands of people desiring to leave Afghanistan were left behind when the evacuation operation ended at the end of August.
The Taliban, however, have promised safe passage for those wanting to leave the country.
Moreover, Afghanistan’s acting president Amrullah Saleh has written to the UN on the humanitarian crisis in Panjshir.
It remains the last Afghanistan bastion not yet under the control of Taliban.
Panjshir has been witnessing an intense battle between the Taliban and resistance forces.
As per reports, all support of food supplies are cut and Taliban are also stopping all medical aid to the emergency services of the hospital.
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