December 8, 2021

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Satellite photos show final US evacuation efforts from Kabul airport in Afghanistan

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As the U.S. military winds down its airlift American citizens and Afghan refugees from Kabul in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, satellites have captured stark views of the effort from space.

Images from satellites operated by Maxar Technologies shows scenes of the Hamid Karzai International Airport from Friday (Aug. 27) as the U.S. nears an Aug. 31 deadline to complete its evacuation efforts. The were taken one day after a deadly suicide bombing killed as many as 170 civilians and 13 members of the U.S. military at the airport’s Abbey Gate. Some black-and-white views were captured by Maxar’s WorldView-1 satellite.

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