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Taliban to seek Qatar’s help running Kabul airport

Report of request comes after Afghanistan's new rulers requested Turkey's assistance running Hamid Karzai International Airport.
In this handout provided by U.S. Central Command Public Affairs, U.S. Air Force loadmasters and pilots assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, load passengers aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III in support of the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) on Aug. 24, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Taliban in Afghanistan will request Qatar’s help in running Kabul’s international airport after international forces leave, Al-Jazeera reported Friday, citing two Taliban sources.

The development comes as the Taliban wrapped up its first round of talks with Turkish officials over the same subject — providing technical assistance to keep the airport functioning.

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