We will restore Kabul airport: Taliban

The U.S. and its allies left behind aircraft and military equipment during their evacuation, but rendered much of it inoperable to prevent others from using the gear.

The Turkish government has also said that runways, towers, and terminals, including those in the civilian side of the airport, were damaged and that these needed to be repaired.

Haqqani is a Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network militant group.

The network, based on the border with Pakistan, was accused over recent years of some of the most deadly militant attacks in Afghanistan.

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