Hurried evacuations at Kabul airport, Afghanistan

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 14 August 2021 at 06:06:29 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 23 August 2021 at 01:23:39 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 24 August 2021 at 06:06:29 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Capital city, emergency, security, infrastructure, Afghanistan
Fig. 1 - S2 (24.08.2021) - Kabul lies in a narrow valley within the Hindu Kush range. At 1790m high, it's one of the highest capital cities.
Fig. 2 - S1 (23.08.2021) - The city is said to be over 3500 years old, being recorded since the First Persian Empire.
Fig. 3 - S2 (14.08.2021) - From 2001, the city was occupied by a coalition of forces until August 2021 when Kabul was seized by Talibans.
Fig. 4 - S2 (24.08.2021) - The numerous planes show the hurried evacuation of foreign personnel & thousands of civilians in Kabul airport.