Kabul, Afghanistan — Thursday, Afghanistan’s turmoil, isolation, and plunge into near-poverty under the newly promoted Taliban ruler, the first significant move to rescue Kabul’s inoperable airport, UN aid Many banks have reopened in closed countries, which seemed to have slowed down in terms of the increased flow of money and the words that international remittances had.
However, these developments did not indicate a reduction in suspicion of the Taliban, the hard-line movement of Islamic extremists. Many of them are on the watch list of terrorists who seized power last month after a 20-year war against the US-led military coalition and government. The United States was supporting.
And despite expectations that Taliban leaders, now trapped in Kabul’s presidential palace, will officially announce the composition of the new government on Thursday, the expected announcement was delayed.
How the Taliban behaves in the coming days and weeks may determine what will happen next in Afghanistan. Movement leaders want a normal relationship between inclusive government and the world, do not seek retaliation against wartime enemies, and reiterate their recognition of women’s rights “within Islamic law.” I have done it.
However, the brutality of the Taliban and the friendly relationship with al-Qaeda militants between 1996 and 2001 show a very skeptical view.
The desperate and sometimes deadly turmoil at Kabul International Airport has come to symbolize the rush of the Biden administration’s withdrawal from the United States, which officially ended on Monday night. The airport wasn’t open to the public on Thursday, the hangar was littered with debris, and some aircraft were damaged by shrapnel, bullets, and vandalism, but Tulliburn allowed reporters to help the airport reopen. Qatar guards and technicians dispatched for this are busy.
The Qatar team is an armored land cruiser at the airport’s VIP terminal, ferry back and forth under the giant Ashraf Ghani sign that fled abroad on August 15 when Taliban fighters entered Kabul. rice field.
“The airport will open soon,” said Daud Sharifi, chief operating officer of Kam Air, Afghanistan’s largest commercial airline.
The Qatar Air Force, an important US ally that maintains a heartfelt relationship with the Taliban, skipped airport technicians and equipment and security guards on Monday, with a second plane arriving on Wednesday, 3 The second arrived late Thursday. Hibatullah Akhnzada, a high-ranking Taliban official rumored to have been appointed Minister of Transport by the new government, was seen leaving the airport on the Toyota Corolla.
The airport was an important link to the outside world and was one of the main routes for people to get in and out with food, medicine and other aid.
The United Nations, which has long assisted in overseeing the distribution of food and medical aid in Afghanistan, said Thursday that the World Food Program’s humanitarian aviation has resumed flights to the cities of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar. Confusion and violence in recent weeks.
“Every effort has been made to step up activities as soon as possible to increase the number of flights to destinations in Afghanistan,” said UN spokesman Stephen Dujaric.
The announcement came the day after the country’s UN humanitarian officials warned that the organization’s food supply would decline and disappear by the end of the month, with nearly half of the population already needing humanitarian assistance for 40 million people. is.
On Thursday, there were new signs that Afghan women would resist attempts by the Taliban to conquer them. In the western city of Herat, women opposed the possibility of exclusion from the new government, saying “don’t be afraid.” And in a wealthy region of Kabul, a woman heading the Afghan Obstetrician-Gynecologists Association begged the World Bank at a meeting of health workers Thursday to overturn the decision to stop funding Afghanistan’s health sector. ..
“We are facing a number of problems here, especially with regard to women’s health,” said Dr. Najima Shafaju, Group President. “If a woman is not in good health, the whole family will be hurt.”
One source of help for the poor Afghanistan is when they return Thursday Western Union We have resumed remittances to Afghanistan and announced that customers in 200 countries and territories will be able to “remit money to their loved ones in the country again.” Western Union, which had suspended remittances a few weeks ago, took a step forward as the US Treasury said US financial institutions could handle personal remittances.
Such remittances from the Afghan diaspora, an important source of income and foreign currency in Afghanistan, were essentially suspended. At the same time, financial institutions in the United States and other regions have prevented the Taliban from accessing the Afghan government’s bank reserves and other financial assets.
Cash shortages in Afghanistan are a serious cause of despair, as seen in the prelude and aftermath of the Taliban’s acquisition of customers lining up outside the bank. It is also a headache for the United States, which does not want to be seen as penalizing ordinary Afghanistan, and many of them are still shocked by the sudden withdrawal of the United States.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki reiterated on Thursday that the Biden administration would remain vigilant against the Taliban’s intentions and maintain economic sanctions on the movement. .. “
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Despite the Taliban’s efforts to project an image of responsibility for reopening Kabul’s airport, major challenges remain for its facilities as well as basic aviation security. Today, most foreign airlines are avoiding Afghanistan’s airspace, robbing Afghanistan of yet another important source of income.
Afghan airlines Kam Air and state-owned Ariana Airlines are currently dysfunctional.
In a recent interview from Doha, Qatar, Kam Air CEO Farid Paikal said his airline was upset by a huge loss in the months leading up to the turmoil during the evacuation of Kabul Airport. He said two aircraft had been damaged. He also said that the airport’s air traffic control system had been damaged, forcing many Kam Air employees, including foreign pilots, engineers and technicians, to flee.
“It takes a very long time to reactivate all these systems and devices,” says Paikar. “The international community should be able to help with this, but I don’t know if they will be interested.”
Former Ariana officials said three of the airline’s four aircraft were damaged at Kabul Airport.