Taliban urges US not to evacuate skilled Afghans

A Taliban spokesperson has called on the United States to stop encouraging Afghans to leave the country, saying Afghanistan needs experts, such as doctors and engineers.

Zabihullah Mujahid made the remark at a news conference on Tuesday.

He said the Taliban are trying to reduce the number of people swarming the airport in Kabul.

He assured Afghans that they can return home and live peacefully.