The Afghan authorities confirmed, Thursday (19/8), the death of a young football player after trying to escape on a US military plane taking off from Kabul Airport, the country’s capital.
19-year-old Zaki Anori used to play for the Afghan youth team.
No other details of the young man’s death were revealed.
since o Taliban Regaining control in Afghanistan, thousands of people occupied the runway at Kabul airport in an attempt to leave the country on one of the flights from Western countries that rescued Afghan citizens and their collaborators.
And local media reported that at least two people died after falling from the plane when it had already taken off. The US Air Force confirmed that Remains were found on the landing gear After the plane landed in Qatar.
In a statement posted on Facebook, Afghanistan’s Directorate General of Physical Education and Sports praised:
“May he rest in heaven, and let us pray for his family, friends and sports partners.”
Many users also expressed their respect for the player on social media.
“His passing is very painful,” one Instagram user wrote. “I will always remember you fondly,” he added.
About 4,500 US soldiers took control of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
The Taliban deny access to the airport for those without travel documents, but there are numerous allegations that even those with documents have been denied entry.
Amid scenes of chaos, US President Joe Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops.
“The idea that there could have been a way out without the chaos, I don’t know how that could have happened,” he said in an interview with ABC on Wednesday (18/8).
Biden said US forces can only stay in Afghanistan until August 31, the date agreed upon with the Taliban as a deadline for completing the withdrawal mission.
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