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"The war is over": Taliban declares victory in Afghanistan

Taliban leaders declared Monday "the war is over," after taking control of Afghanistannearly 20 years on from the militant group fleeing a U.S.-led coalition march into Kabul.

Driving the news: The declaration to Al Jazeera came after the Taliban seized the presidential palace in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani to fled the country Sunday, and following the U.S. evacuation of the American Embassy. The U.S. was taking over air traffic control at Kabul's airport, where chaotic scenes were reported Monday, as foreigners and Afghan citizens attempted to flee.

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