Convoy of Taliban militants enter city of Kabul as civilians and government staff flee the country.
Carrying a white flag on a convoy of trucks, the Taliban have now entered the city limits of Kabul.
It is reported that beauty salons have painted out pictures of women as many scramble to leave the country.
President Ashraf Ghani has now left Kabul for refuge in Tajikistan.
Fighters have been told not to fire in the air in celebration, so as to not prompt return fire from US/UK troops and its allies.
Representatives of the Afghanistan government and Taliban militants are set for talks today in Qatar.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented:
“I think we have got to be realistic about the power of the UK or any power to impose a military solution – a combat solution – in Afghanistan.”
“What we certainly can do is work with all our partners in the region around the world who share an interest with us in preventing Afghanistan once again becoming a breeding ground for terror.”
A report by the Pentagon less than a week ago revealed that if allied troops withdrew from Afghanistan, the country could fall within 90 days. Regardless of the compiled intelligence, allied forces withdrew.
The UK Parliament is to reconvene on Wednesday which many including Labour MP Lisa Nandy have said is “too late”.