Kabul airport has reopened: US general

By: AFP      Published: 02:42 AM, 17 Aug, 2021
Kabul airport has reopened: US general
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The Kabul airport has reopened after being closed for hours by US forces following a breakdown in security on the tarmac that interrupted evacuation operations, a US general said.

The airport reopened at 1935 GMT Monday, said Major General Hank Taylor, a logistics specialist on the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

He said a C-17 transport aircraft had landed with US Marines aboard, and a second one loaded with an army unit was to land soon, to help establish security for the airport.