Clashes flared in northern and central Afghanistan in between the Taliban and area militias on Wednesday, as the Islamist movement continued to consolidate its grip on electrical power in the Afghan funds two days immediately after the U.S. ended its twenty-year presence in the country.

Hundreds of American citizens and people remained trapped in Afghanistan immediately after the U.S.-led airlift ended, with no evident route out of the country.

Qatar on Wednesday despatched a technical workforce to Kabul at the ask for of the Taliban to talk about the resumption of functions in the airport, according to a individual common with the make any difference. The jet carrying the workforce was the very first flight identified to have landed in Kabul due to the fact the final U.S. armed forces airplane took off Monday at midnight area time.

The aim of the delegation was to resume humanitarian flights in and out of Kabul, and to restart evacuation attempts from the airport, the individual explained.

The Taliban explained they had captured the Shotul district in Panjshir, making gains in the sole Afghan province that the militant group hasn’t captured. Panjshir is home to a resistance movement led by the son of a famed commander from the anti-Taliban battle in the nineteen nineties.