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Taliban parade in Kabul airport after US leave

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Kabul (AFP) – Hours after the final foreign forces flew out of Afghanistan, Taliban leaders walked victorious through the airport, flanked by guards dressed in special forces combat kit inspecting destroyed US helicopters. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid led a group of officials onto the runway, his usual stoic expression replaced by broad grin. The Taliban’s so-called “Badri 313” special forces unit posed for pictures, brandishing US rifles and flying the group’s white flag. Once one of the most secure sites in Afghanistan, the airport’s passenger terminal was trashed. Empty bullet casin…

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