Fox News’ foreign correspondent Trey Yingst warned Sunday of the possibility that the Taliban propaganda may use its takeover of the country to proclaim themselves victorious in the war against the U.S.
“And that is an immense propaganda campaign by the Taliban, who will first declare victory over the Afghan security forces, the Afghan government, and the Americans who were in Afghanistan for 20 years,” Yingst added.
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) August 15, 2021
The Fox News correspondent then went on to remind that Kabul and the U.S. embassy compound will be fully under control of the Taliban on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and the propaganda may be “nothing short of chilling.” (RELATED: ‘Do Not Come’: US Embassy In Afghanistan Reportedly Tells Americans To Remain In Place Before Removing Warnings)
As of Sunday, The Taliban were reportedly planning to declare the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the country’s pre-2001 name, at the presidential palace in the capital city of Kabul, an official from the group said to The Associated Press.
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan reportedly issued a warning to U.S. citizens Sunday, instructing them to “shelter in place” and avoid going to the airport — which has been closed to commercial flights due to mass evacuations of military personnel — and Kabul.