Afghan Ariana Airlines (AAA) on September 4 resumed some domestic flights between the capital Kabul and three other cities, after a technical team from Qatar helped reopen Kabul airport to serve operations. international humanitarian aid as well as domestic services.
According to Al Jazeera, the runway of Kabul airport has been repaired by the technical team in cooperation with the Afghan authorities. This is a new step in efforts to bring the country back to normal after three tumultuous weeks. Reopening the Kabul airport, which has been closed since the end of a large-scale evacuation of the United States and Western countries, is a priority for the Taliban to restore order after taking control of Kabul. on August 15th.
“I want to assure everyone that Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) is safe,” said Taliban commander in charge of airport security Muhammad Salim Saad, adding that HKIA was ready for flights. international. Qatar’s Foreign Ministry said a humanitarian aid flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed at HKIA on September 4, a day before the Qatari humanitarian flight landed at the airport. this.
Soldiers of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) on a mountain near the Panjshir valley. Photo: REUTERS
Much of the international community has so far not declared whether it recognizes the Taliban as the valid government of Afghanistan. As a result, the country’s financial resources and access to assets remain frozen. In the United States, ABC News, citing sources familiar with the matter, said that the country’s lawmakers are almost certain to provide humanitarian aid to local people and Afghan refugees. However, they will not do the same with the new government of Afghanistan, at least for the time being. Similarly, European powers have declared their willingness to work with the Taliban and send humanitarian aid but formal recognition, as well as broader economic support, will depend on action, not commitment of the Taliban.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley warned on September 4 of the risk of civil war spreading in Afghanistan after all US troops withdrew from the country, ending the military mission to 2 decades long. According to Milley, civil war in the region could create conditions for terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (IS) to rise. US officials and lawmakers fear Afghanistan could become a base for terrorist groups to attack the US, especially when Washington and its allies no longer have a military presence in the country.
The warning was given by General Milley in the context of fighting between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRFA) still raging in Panjshir – the country’s only province fighting the Taliban. Both sides claimed victory in Panjshir but did not provide convincing evidence.
Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi said on September 4 that the movement had captured four of the seven districts of Panjshir, including two new districts, Khinj and Unabah. On the same day, NRFA spokesman Fahim Dashti announced that the resistance force, led by leader Ahmad Massoud – son of “Panjshir lion” Ahmad Shah Massoud – had killed 600 Taliban fighters in different districts of the country. Panjshir in the morning. “More than 1,000 other members of the Taliban were captured or surrendered. The Taliban are having problems with supplies from other provinces of Afghanistan,” Dashti said, according to Sputnik radio.