INSIGHT: An overview of the two-week airlift effort to evacuate Kabul

Dave Allport gives an overview of the massive two-week airlift from Kabul, which extracted thousands of Afghans and many other nationalities fleeing from the Taliban takeover.

After 20 years of war, the final US military personnel departed from Afghanistan one minute before midnight local time on August 30, flying out on the last of six US Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III evacuation missions, just 24 hours before the August 31 deadline agreed with the Taliban.

USAF C-17A in Kabul 21-08-21 [USAF/Senior Airman Taylor Crul]
USAF aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, assist evacuees boarding USAF C-17A Globemaster III 07-7173, from the 436th Airlift Wing/3rd Airlift Squadron, on August 21 during the evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan. USAF/Senior Airman Taylor Crul

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