The violence was "a reminder of the Taliban's past record and a horrifying indicator of what Taliban rule may bring," said the head of Amnesty International.
Just as American citizens deserve transparency and honesty, so do the people of Afghanistan.
The translator said he had tried to get his family to Kabul airport to make his escape, "but everybody is shooting at us."
When the Taliban ruled the country in the late nineties, public executions and violence against women were frequently reported
We need a prudential, hardheaded foreign policy that secures the American way of life without falling prey to democratization exportation delusions of grandeur.
"He was surrounded by the Taliban and had no choice but to surrender last night," an Afghan security advisor said.
"If we don't sort this out, we'll literally be condemning people to death," said Marina Kielpinski LeGree, the American head of the nonprofit Ascend.
Within the Taliban, factions hold views on how the country should be ruled, ranging from moderate to extreme. This could pull the group apart.
In an interview with ABC News, the president said that dealing with women's rights shouldn't be through "a military invasion."
Ahmad Massoud said the Taliban would "face staunch resistance" but that Afghans need more weapons, ammunition and supplies.
Sen. Bob Menendez said the committee is seeking a "full accounting" for the failure of both administrations to properly execute a withdrawal plan.
"We have something fundamentally wrong with the way we do our intelligence assessments in our country," said Chris Miller, who deployed to Afghanistan in 2001.
"I don't believe we should have been in there to begin with," Texan Sebastian Garcia said. "But now that we're leaving, I do feel we probably should stay after seeing, I guess you'd say, the trouble we've caused."
At least one person was killed in protests in Jalalabad where demonstrators lowered the Taliban's flag and replaced it with Afghanistan's.
"That's simply what happened," the president said, speaking about the U.S.-backed Afghan government's swift collapse.
"The regime created by the Americans tumbled down even before they left. That's a principal difference," said Zamir Kabulov, the Kremlin envoy for Afghanistan.
Zebulon Simentov, 62, earlier this year said he would leave for Israel if the Taliban returned to power.
The president has been criticized by several Republican officials in recent days for his handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
The Taliban, the militant group that ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s, vowed it will "honor and create a peaceful and secure environment" in its new era.
Joe Biden is counting on an 'over-the-horizon' strategy to keep America safe from terrorists once U.S. troops exit Afghanistan. Defense experts are skeptical.
Unease is growing around the situation at Kabul's airport as stampedes leave people dead amid a rush to escape Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Biden said intelligence reported didn't take into account the idea that 300,000 Afghan troops, trained and equipped by the U.S., were "going to just collapse... going to give up."
"You're our family. Please help," the young women said to American service members.
"The fear is if they get a hold of him and his family, they are going to make an example out of them," said former congressional chief of staff Robert McCreary.
"Women and girls in Afghanistan have been a high priority for us. We have to make this the subject of the greatest transparency," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
Azra Jafari says the Taliban's promise of maintaining women's rights are "empty words."
"It's not possible to send people back to Afghanistan in these days. It's not safe," European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said.
About 4,500 U.S. troops are on the ground in Afghanistan to secure the airport and assist with the airlift, with several hundred more expected in 24 hours.
Ron Watkins, a senior figure in the QAnon movement, said: "Acknowledge the distractions but don't focus on them."