Own report: It was already known that the time was near. The U.S. embassy in Kabul was instructed to destroy all sensitive documents and computers. As soon as the Taliban arrived at the Afghan capital, the embassy staff acted on the instructions.
Last week, U.S. intelligence estimated that it would take the Taliban three months to capture Kabul. That prediction did not match. Citing US documents, the country’s media claimed that the embassy in Kabul had been instructed to destroy important and sensitive documents before leaving the country. The computer can be kept intact. On Sunday, US embassy officials destroyed all documents as Taliban forces approached Kabul. 3,000 US troops were sent to rescue them. Most of the workers were rescued by helicopter. A few remained there.
There are still members of the ‘corps’ US forces at Kabul airport. They are carrying out rescue work. Many EU officials have been sent to safe havens. Meanwhile, the Taliban have assured that they will maintain peace in Kabul. They said in a statement on Saturday that Afghans and foreigners would not be attacked. Embassies and medical personnel are protected. Recalling the Qatar talks, President Joe Biden warned that the military would retaliate if US officials were attacked.
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