Thousands of Afghans scramble to the Kabul airport, Afghanistan. The airport is the only way out for now, as the Taliban has encircled the capital.
Commercial flights from Kabul were cancelled on Monday, as Afghanistan's Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) announced Kabul airspace had been released to the military.
On its website, the ACAA announced the "civilian side of Hamid Karzai International Airport (Kabul airport) is closed until further notice".
Civilian aircraft over Afghanistan were advised to reroute because any transit through Kabul-controlled airspace, which includes all of Afghanistan, was likely to be uncontrolled.
"There will be no commercial flights from Hamid Karzai Airport to prevent looting and plundering. Please do not rush to the airport."