With Western journalists now evacuating from Kabul, reports on what is happening on the ground are becoming more rare. Some reports from Kabul by individual reporters are nonetheless appearing in newspapers like El País from Spain.
1) Jorge Said (Kabul), “La desesperación cunde en el aeropuerto de Kabul; Los controles de los fundamentalistas se intensifican y su actitud es más violenta tras las nuevas directrices políticas,” El País, el 25 de agosto, 2021 (9:15 a,m. CET);
Jorge said reports that in the approaches to the airport and at checkpoints, Taliban troops have been reinforced, with more military vehicles, armored vehicles, troops, and submachine guns. Moreover, there seems to be a change in attitude of the Taliban troops, who “seem to have become much more violent, aggressive, and intransigent.”