The crowds outside Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport continue to grow with each passing day of Taliban rule.
Thousands of Afghans and foreigners are still waiting to flee Afghanistan, with more chaotic scenes at the airport.
Getting there is perilous; the Taliban patrols the roads around the airport, the last remaining members of a CIA-backed Afghan intelligence force controls the last stretches leading to the north gate of the airport, and finally, foreign troops guard the mammoth gate.
For now, most people attempting to flee the country are being kept outside the airport perimeter in dire conditions, with little information on what awaits them.
The US says it is flying out tens of thousands of people for their protection, but first, they must cross a dangerous road to safety.
Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.
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