Watch: Terror Breaks Out in Afghanistan – Total Chaos

On Saturday, reports indicate the gates are closed to the Kabul airport, as details indicate the Taliban are confiscating U.S. passports.

“All of the entrance gates to the airport were closed on Saturday morning because of the dangerous situation,” the New York Times reported, adding the U.S. embassy in Kabul advises evacuees not to travel to the airport in light of “security threats.”

The active security threats come as the New York Post reported the Taliban is “now attempting to take their U.S. passports and identification orders in an attempt to stop them from leaving the country.”

“I got to the gates and was about to show my passport, but the Taliban got it, and he said you are not allowed to go through and wouldn’t give it back,” one Afghan American on the ground told the Post. “I was lucky a U.S. marine was right there and forced him to give it back.”

Ephriam Mattos, a former Navy SEAL, working on the ground to evacuate people, confirmed reports to the Post.

“U.S. passports, driver’s licenses — they are confiscating those pieces of documentation from American citizens,” said Mattos. “They lose proof of who they are, and this has happened on multiple occasions in multiple places.”

The crisis comes after President Biden claimed to the “best of our knowledge – Taliban checkpoints – they are letting through people showing American passports.”

While Biden’s defense secretary contradicts his narrative, Austin stated Americans have been abused and beaten on the ground on Friday.

The Washington Post and reporting on the ground confirm that the Taliban’s fighters are blocking “access” to the airport “with gunfire and violence.”

CNN reports a camera crew was attacked. “It’s definitely chaotic,” reporter Clarissa Ward said on the ground. “It’s definitely dangerous.”

An estimated 10,000 to 40,000 American citizens are stranded in Afghanistan, as media reports suggest.

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