Some of the crowd held guns aloft, while others waved Taliban flags or snapped the procession on mobile phones.
- Footage from Khost was shared widely on social media on Tuesday alongside other videos of celebratory gunfire in the capital Kabul and a man dangling from a U.S.-made Black Hawk helicopter circling above Afghanistan’s second-city Khandahar. Reuters could not verify all the videos.
- The last U.S. soldier boarded the final flight out of Afghanistan a minute before midnight on Monday, ending a chaotic evacuation of 123,000 civilians from Afghanistan.
- In a lightning sweep back to power, the Taliban ousted a government backed and equipped by the United States and captured U.S.-made weapons and hardware left behind by fleeing Afghan forces.