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At a wide-ranging news conference in Kabul on Tuesday, Taliban leaders in Afghanistan offered conciliatory messages, met with skepticism by experts, promising not to discriminate against women or seek to control the media, and suggesting that those who worked with the previous government and allied forces would be “pardoned.”

Taliban co-founder and de facto leader Abdul Ghani Baradar arrived in the country Tuesday for the first time in more than a decade, returning to the group’s birthplace in the southern city of Kandahar just days after his fighters swept to power across the country.

The United States and other countries have resumed military evacuation efforts for Afghan allies and other civilians. The Air Force said Tuesday that it is launching an investigation into the deaths of Afghan civilians related to a U.S. C-17 flight that departed Kabul, including reports of people falling from the airborne plane and human remains found later in a wheel well.

Here are some significant developments

  • The United States evacuated some 1,100 U.S. citizens, permanent residents and their families on Tuesday. Biden administration officials told Senate staffers that about 10,000 to 15,000 U.S. citizens remain in Afghanistan, according to two Senate aides.
  • The Taliban has sought to signal it has become more tolerant of women’s rights. Some Afghan women and their allies fear otherwise.
  • A group of Washington Post employees and their families safely departed Kabul for Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday.