Fox Information on Monday obtained a picture displaying the Taliban’s white flag painted exterior the previous U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The flag was painted in the previous couple of days, whereas the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s coat of arms is seen on the righthand facet of the picture.
The U.S. embassy within the Afghan capital closed on Aug. 15 following studies that officers there have been destroying delicate paperwork and gear previous to the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.
Throughout that point, Fox Information additionally obtained a picture of the U.S. embassy flag being flown out of the Afghan capital.
“Whereas the U.S. authorities has withdrawn its personnel from Kabul, we’ll proceed to help U.S. residents and their households in Afghanistan from Doha, Qatar,” the State Department stated in a message.
On Monday, the Taliban issued an announcement claiming they’ve taken management of Panjshir province, which is situated north of Kabul that served because the staging floor of the nation’s prime resistance pressure.
Pictures emerged on social media that confirmed members of the Taliban standing on the gate of the provincial governor’s compound, Reuters reported. The province was the final holdout of anti-Taliban forces within the nation and the one province the Taliban had not seized throughout their sweep final month.
Fox Information’ David Spunt, Edmund DeMarche and The Related Press contributed to this report.