After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan after just nine days, the eyes of the whole world are on Kabul. As the civilian population tries to leave the country, terrible images continue to pour in from all quarters. In its latest statement, NATO announced that 12 people have died at Kabul airport since Sunday. Some of these people died in the stampede and some of them died as a result of gunfire.
In addition to the chaos in the country, international news agencies and global television stations continue to broadcast from Afghanistan, particularly from the capital, Kabul, where internal strife is most evident, despite the danger.
At the head of these teams is CNN International. Senior CNN Middle East correspondent Clarissa Ward has explained the situation in the country to the American people and the world from day one, and on live broadcasts from Kabul.
While Afghan women were afraid to go out despite assurances and statements from the Taliban that “we have changed”, the image of CNN International correspondent Clarissa Ward, which changed overnight, set the agenda all over the place. the world. Ward, who reported the news with his head uncovered before the Taliban took control of the country, was covered in a chador when the Taliban took control of the administration.
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CNN International correspondent Clarissa Ward and her team were walking the streets of Kabul yesterday, broadcasting live and reporting the latest situation, and suddenly came face to face with Taliban fighters.
Desperate Afghans and families hoping to escape with the evacuation flight showed Ward and his team the documents they had and asked how they could escape the country, as Taliban fighters opened the door. fire to control the crowd and surrounded the team.
“There were Taliban fighters approaching us, a man was yelling at me to cover my face or he wouldn’t have spoken to me,” Ward told CNN after the incident.
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At one point, a Taliban fighter opened the safety of his AK-47 assault rifle, lifted it into the air, and prepared to open fire. Clarissa Ward said that in those terrible moments, the man pointed his gun at the show’s producer and threatened him.
Faced with this image, the CNN team had to take cover in seconds. The footage of the times the Taliban clashed with the CNN crew, so to speak, was heartbreaking. Ward was heard trying to get his team away from the area by shouting “Run, speed up” at these times.
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As soon as two Taliban fighters saw the CNN producer filming a video with his phone, they raised their guns and charged at reporters, ready to attack. At that point, when another Taliban fighter stepped in and told the others that Ward’s team consisted of journalists authorized to report, they were allowed to pass.
The whole world watched these horror moments filmed live, and footage of the event aired first on CNN and then on social media, making it the global agenda.