Report: CIA Built Escape Gate Near Kabul Airport for V.I.P. Evacuees

Report: CIA Built Escape Gate Near Kabul Airport for V.I.P. Evacuees


The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) allegedly used a secret escape gate near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport to help high-priority evacuees gain entry to the airport and flee Kabul as the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Wednesday.

The U.S. intelligence agency used the gate “to smuggle out priority cases for the CIA, including intelligence assets, local agents and their families and a list of high-importance cases sent from the White House,” WSJ revealed on October 6.

The CIA constructed the secret passageway roughly two miles away from the heart of Kabul’s airport “along the northern perimeter of the airfield,” according to the newspaper.

The gate stood opposite a gas station and was operated by the

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