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Kabul Airport Reopens to Receive Aid, Civilian Flights to Operate Soon, Says Qatari Envoy


FILE - A commercial airplane is seen behind a barrier at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2021.

Qatar's ambassador to Afghanistan said a technical team was able to reopen Kabul airport to receive aid and that it would be prepared for civilian flights soon, Al Jazeera reported Saturday.

The runway at Kabul airport has been repaired in cooperation with authorities in Afghanistan, the ambassador said, according to Al Jazeera. The Qatari news channel also said two domestic flights were operating from Kabul to the cities of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar.

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