'N Afgaanse man wat saam met Amerikaners op die grond gewerk het, het die koelteklank van Fox News met vergewe skote verskaf.
“I think there’s a conflict between the Taliban, I have no idea where I’m located. From everywhere I hear the sounds of shooting, gunfire. I have no idea how to leave,” the Afghan man said in the audio clip, recorded around the time the final U.S. plane left Kabul.
Distant gunshots rang in the background in the audio clip.
Taliban militants were carrying out “house-to-house executions in Kabul” after the U.S. vertrek, a senior U.S. source told Fox News Investigative journalist Lara Logan.
President Biden did not deny a Politico report, bevestig deur Fox News, dat die V.S.. amptenare in Kaboel het die Taliban 'n lys van Amerikaanse burgers gegee, groen kaarthouers, en Afghaanse bondgenote in 'n poging om hulle toegang tot die lughawe toe te staan, wat gelei het tot verontwaardiging van militêre amptenare agter die skerms. The president said “there may have been” such a list. “Basies, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” one defense official told Politico.
Hours after the departure of U.S. troepe, die official Taliban Twitter account celebrated the withdrawal.
“The last American soldier left Kabul airport at 9pm Afghan time tonight and our country gained full independence. Thank God and blessings,” the Taliban account tweeted.
Retired 2-Star Army General Vincent Boles told Fox News that the Taliban should not get too comfortable.
“Be careful what you ask for,” Boles said. “Now they have to show they can govern a nation and people that are very different than when they left power. Will the Taliban go forward to the future or pull Afghanistan back to the past? The answer will be in their behavior… behavior is believable.”
“From everywhere I hear the sounds of shooting, gunfire. I have no idea how to leave.”
Laas Woensdag, a former translator for a high-ranking U.S. Army Ranger aan Fox News gesê the Taliban had started executing allies of the U.S. in public, in provinces away from the media attention of Kabul.
“They are not doing really bad stuff in Kabul right now because there’s a lot of media focus on Kabul, but they already started public execution in other provinces where a lot of media is not available or covering it,” the interpreter said.
Wat meer is, in holding to his Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline, President Biden appears to have broken his promise to stay in Afghanistan until every American has been evacuated.
“We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out,” Marine Corps genl. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, admitted Monday evening.
On August 18, Biden had told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. military’s objective in Afghanistan was to get “almal” uit, including Americans, Afghan allies, and their families.
“That’s what we’re doing now, that’s the path we’re on. And I think we’ll get there,” hy het gesê. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re gonna stay to get them all out.”
Yet a senior State Department official told Fox News that a “small number” of Americans remained in Afghanistan, putting the number at “below 250.”
Fox News’ Lara Logan contributed to this report.