Taliban says it won't let Afghans reach Kabul airport as UN warns of 'credible' reports of executions
- The Taliban said it won't allow Afghans to reach Kabul airport.
- A spokesperson said their skills are needed to rebuild the country.
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A Taliban spokesperson on Tuesday said Afghans will be prevented from going to the airport in Kabul because their skills will be needed to rebuild the country.
"We are asking the Americans please change your policy and don't encourage Afghans to leave," Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said. This came as the Taliban said it would not accept any extensions on the Biden administration's August 31 deadline for evacuations, though US allies have said they'll need more time.
â€œWe are not in favour of allowing Afghans to leaveâ€
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid adds it would be a â€œviolationâ€ of the agreement to allow evacuations of foreign nationals beyond 31 August
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