Satellite Imagery Captures Large Crowds Outside Kabul Airport

Satellite imagery shows large crowds of people waiting outside the perimeter of Kabul airport in an attempt to flee Afghanistan.

Images taken by Maxar Technologies on August 23 show people on the tarmac boarding military aircraft and at checkpoints and security gates along the perimeter of the airport.

Evacuations from Hamid Karzai International Airport have been ongoing since Taliban insurgents took control of Afghanistan’s capital on Sunday, August 15. The United States alone has evacuated tens of thousands of Afghans and foreign nationals. Credit: Maxar Technologies via Storyful

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