Taliban militants drive around Kabul streets

"This is a legal system and we assure our people whether they are Hazara, Tajik or Turk that there won't be any harassment from Mujahideen to them," said Taliban commander Mawlavi Haq Dost.

Meanwhile, military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan resumed on Tuesday (August 17) after the runway at Kabul airport was cleared of thousands of people desperate to flee after the Taliban seized the capital.

U.S. forces took charge of the airport - their only way to fly out of Afghanistan - on Sunday (August 15), as the militants wound up a week of rapid advances by taking over Kabul without a fight, 20 years after they were ousted by a U.S.-led invasion.

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