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Afghanistan: a Qatari technical team in Kabul for a possible reopening of the airport


AA / Doha

A Qatari plane carrying a technical team landed in Afghanistan on Wednesday to resume operations at Kabul airport, an official Qatari security source said.

The same source who requested anonymity told Anadolu Agency that a definitive agreement (with the Taliban) has not yet been reached on the provision of technical assistance for the resumption of airport operations. .

According to this source, the Qatari technical team has started these discussions with the Taliban at the request of certain other parties (without naming them), ensuring that talks on the security aspect and the reopening of the airport are underway. , without providing extensive details.

It should be noted that no immediate comment from the Qatari authorities or the Taliban was made in this regard.

For his part, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Tuesday that talks on resuming airport operations and security are still ongoing.

Since last May, the Taliban have started to extend their control in Afghanistan, with the beginning of the final phase of the withdrawal of US forces. In 10 days, the movement managed to control almost all of the Afghan territory, including the capital, Kabul.

The Taliban also took control of Kabul airport after the last American soldiers withdrew on August 31.

Afghanistan has been at war since 2001, when an international military coalition led by Washington overthrew the Taliban because it was linked at the time to al-Qaeda, which claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks of the same year on states. -United.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jlassi

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