- A video showed people swamping a US Air Force plane as it moved on the tarmac at Kabul's airport.
- Afghans have been desperately trying to flee the country after it fell to the Taliban.
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The video, which was widely shared on Twitter on Monday morning, appeared to show dozens of Afghan civilians running alongside the plane and trying to grab hold of it as it made its way down a runway. It was not clear when the video was recorded.
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Other videos posted on social media on Monday appeared to show bodies falling off military planes seconds after they took off.
Thousands of Afghans showed up at the airport, trying to get on flights out of the country. But their hopes were dashed on Monday as Afghanistan's Civil Aviation Authority announced that all commercial flights out of Kabul had been canceled.
In another video posted on Monday, gunfire could be heard as Afghans gathered on the tarmac scrambled. Witnesses told Reuters that at least five people had died in the chaos at the airport, though the circumstances of the deaths were unclear.