Evacuation planes sent by Indonesia to Afghanistan


According to the country’s foreign minister, Indonesia’s air force has evacuated 26 of its residents from Afghanistan amid chaos and uncertainty in the country following the Taleban’s takeover.
More than 18,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul airport recently, which has been a scene of mayhem and despair as thousands of people attempt to flee following the swift capture of important Afghan cities such as Kandahar and then Kabul when the US and other foreign soldiers withdrew.
Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim majority country, picked up a total of 33 individuals aboard a jet that was now flying back to Indonesia via Pakistan, according to foreign minister Retno Marsudi.
“The jet has arrived in Islamabad and will continue on to Indonesia,” she said, adding that there were 26 Indonesians on board, including embassy personnel, as well as five Filipinos and two Afghans.
Scenes from the Kabul airport, which is tightly guarded by over 5,000 US forces, have captivated the world, depicting a picture of panic and desperation, with thousands of men, women, and children attempting to flee on military and civilian planes.
Some people have been killed, and Taleban forces have fired into the air to keep the crowd under control.
According to the country’s foreign ministry, the protection of Indonesian citizens, especially embassy workers, is a top priority for the government.


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