Kabul | Taliban urge Afghans not to leave the country Taliban spokesman Sabihullah Mujahid told a news conference this evening that the U.S. forces should withdraw from the country by August 31. The United States must withdraw from its policy of deporting Afghan citizens. A Taliban spokesman said Afghan nationals were not allowed to enter the airport.
Professionals, including doctors and engineers, should not be taken out of the country. Evacuation will not be delayed until after the 31st of this month. Only foreigners can now go to the airport. The Taliban has stepped up its efforts to evacuate countries, including India, to Afghanistan. But Mujahid said he was not aware of any such meeting.