Military flights restarted evacuations of diplomats and civilians from Tuesday morning following their suspension the previous day after thousands of Afghans rushed to Kabul's airport, per Reuters.
The big picture: At least seven people died in the airport chaos Monday, after the Taliban claimed victory nearly 20 years after being removed from power by U.S.-backed forces. Many Afghans who worked for the ousted government fear reprisals, the Washington Post notes.
Returning Afghans at the Chaman Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point on Aug. 17. Photo:AFP via Getty Images
A Taliban fighter standing next to poster bearing the image of the late Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud at the Massoud Square in Kabul on Aug. 16. Photo: Wakil Kohsar//AFP via Getty Images
Afghan people climb up on a plane and sit by the door as they wait at Kabul's on Aug. 16. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images
Afghans watch as U.S. soldiers stand guard at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday. Photo: Shakib Rahmani/AFP via Getty Images
Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance of the "green zone," where government buildings, residences and foreign embassies are located in Kabul, on Monday. Photo: Wakil Kohsar /AFP via Getty Images
Afghans crowd the tarmac of Kabul's airport on Monday. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Children among the crowds on the tarmac at Kabul's airport. Photo: Sayed Khodaiberdi Sadat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The entrance gate of the green zone after diplomats began evacuating Kabul on Sunday. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images
Afghan security forces patrol Kabul city on Sunday. Photo: Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Taliban fighters and local people sit on an Afghan National Army Humvee vehicle in Jalalabad province Sunday. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Afghan schoolgirls walk along a Kabul street Sunday as the Taliban reached the Afghan capital. Photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images