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Afghan Taliban officials say Kandahar airport will resume use in the near future

Afghan Taliban officials say Kandahar airport will resume use in the near future

Weapons and equipment left behind after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces in Bagram, Afghanistan, July 5.

Local media quoted Taliban officials as saying on the 16th, located in southern Afghanistan Kandahar International Airport has been fully controlled by the Taliban, Afghanistan’s domestic and international flights are expected to resume within three days.

The official also called on kandahar airport staff to return to their posts as soon as possible.

As Afghanistan’s second largest city, Kandahar is not only the economic, cultural and transport hub of southern Afghanistan, but also considered the most important city and “spiritual home” for the Taliban. Several influential Taliban leaders have been local religious scholars in Kandahar.

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