Following the Taliban’s military takeover of Afghanistan, many Afghans hoped to flee the country and escape Taliban rule. They continue to leave in desperate attempts despite the chaos at Kabul airport, where armed forces use guns and helicopters to clear the pathways.

Iran (IMNA) - Several heartbreaking pictures have come out of Afghanistan as the country remains in political turmoil after the Taliban takeover. Afghan people gather outside the embassies in Kabul or line up to board military transport planes at the airport; among those seeking to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan were families with young children and even newborns.

Twenty years after the Taliban were forced out, they are once again in the driving seat in Afghanistan. They promptly took power as the United States ended its decades-long presence in Afghanistan. Since the Taliban seized control of the capital, many painful pictures have emerged showing hopeless scenes at Kabul airport. Some Afghans clung to a U.S. military plane before it took off from Kabul airport. Unfortunately, US officials confirmed that some Afghans were killed falling from mid-air.

As pressure went up on the U.S. to take more measures for the evacuation of thousands of Afghan allies fearing for their lives, the Taliban aimed to show up as the guardians of Afghanistan. Saying that government officials could recommence their activities and get back to work with "full confidence", the Taliban released a "general pardon" on Tuesday for all administration officials. Despite the promises made by the U.S. government and the Taliban for the safety of millions of Afghans, the story that lies ahead is still unpredictable.

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