Taliban pledged safe passage of civilians to Kabul airport, White House says

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Newly empowered Taliban militants have informed the U.S. that they are prepared to provide safe passage for civilians attempting to flee Afghanistan through Kabul's international airport, the White House said Tuesday."We intend to hold them to that commitment," national security advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters amid a barrage of questions about the Biden administration's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was plunged into chaos as the Islamist insurgents quickly ousted its Western-backed government.Sullivan also said the "chaotic" situation in the Afghan capital makes it premature to speculate about whether the Taliban could form a government the U.S. would recognize.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC's politics coverage:As the Taliban moved into Kabul, thousands of Afghans rushed to Hamid Karzai International Airport, swarming the tarmac and crowding around planes. Some fell to their deaths as they desperately tried to escape the country by clinging to an
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