Evacuation planes touchdown in Kabul to rescue US residents and Afghans are taking no probabilities — they’re making nose-dive fight landings and deploying decoy flares to push back potential missile assaults.
One French Air Power A400M taking off from the beleaguered airport launched a half-dozen flares moments after takeoff, footage from ITV Turkey posted by CBS Information exhibits.
The flares are designed to attract heat-seeking missiles away from the plane.
1000’s stay stranded on the Afghan airport after US forces pulled in another country and sparked a swift takeover by the intense Islamist Taliban, which was ousted from energy by US and Western forces in 2001.
Authorities say some 20,000 US residents and Afghan allies stay on the airfield, determined to flee the nation for worry of reprisals by Taliban militia.
The Pentagon mentioned about 5,800 US troops, bolstered by overseas forces, have secured the airport, however Taliban forces stay outdoors in an uneasy understanding by each side.
Nonetheless, the army is taking no probabilities given the unpredictable historical past of the Taliban and is deploying the touchdown and takeoff measures as a precaution.