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Taliban spokesman * Zabihullah Mujahid earlier told Sputnik that Kabul airport will soon be open to civilian air traffic after US forces withdraw.

Sputnik is live from Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Taliban took full control of the international airport after US troops completed their withdrawal from the country after a military presence nearly 20 years ahead of the 31st deadline. August.

The airport should soon resume civilian air traffic, according to the new Afghan authorities.

Late Monday, Washington announced the completion of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the end of the nearly 20-year mission. Kabul airport, where foreigners and allies were evacuated, is now under full Taliban control.

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View of Kabul Airport as the United States completes its troop withdrawal


* The Taliban is a banned terrorist organization in Russia and many other states.

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