After the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban, people in Kabul got up on the morning of August 16th with literally no Afghan government personnel in the capital.

The Afghan capital is occupied with the members of the Afghanistan Islamic Emirate and the residents of Kabul are barely seen on the streets.

The Taliban are manning security of government facilities and are busy evacuating the facilities that are still manned by Afghan government forces.

Schools and universities are off and most of the street shops are also closed.

Thousands of men, women, and children have gathered in front of Hamid Karzai International airport so that they get a chance to fly out of Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, thousands of others are still inside the airport awaiting any chance to get on a plane and leave the country but the administration of the airport announced that no plane is flying out of Kabul thus, the people are requested not to storm the airport and leave its vicinity.

The Taliban, driving Rangers, Humvees, motorcycles, and their personnel vehicles, are apparently patrolling the Kabul and are guiding the traffic on some squares.

Thousands of youths are out of their homes just to see how the Taliban members look and are busy taking photos with them.

The Presidential Palace is submitted by the former deputy security in charge of the palace to Zakir Qayum.

Zakir Qayum is a member of the AIE’s military mission and is said to be in charge of protecting the Presidential Palace until the power is transferred.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.