The Afghanistan Conflict: On Ground Experiences from Kabul
Shubhajit Roy landed at Hamid Karzai International Airport on 13th August, 2 days before the Taliban entered Kabul, 1 week after they had seized the southern and western provincial capitals. He was in the city reporting for the Indian Express. On August 15th, as people back home celebrated 75 years of independence, he filed a copy from Kabul "(late in the evening) The Taliban take over the Presidential palace, formalising their capture of Afghanistan. A war of 20 years has come to an end with lightning speed. Coincidentally, at the hotel, the Internet has slowed down, while phone signals too seem to be failing.