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KABUL, AFGHANISTANMajor airlines are rerouting flights to avoid Afghanistan airspace after the Taliban took control of Kabul as US-led forces departed and Western nations scrambled to evacuate their citizens.



Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 showed few commercial flights over Afghanistan at 3 am GMT on Monday but many planes overflying neighboring Pakistan and Iran.

The website, which tracks flights in real-time, also showed Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight SQ 319 from London to Singapore avoiding Afghan airspace.

United Airlines, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic said they were not using the country's airspace.

A United spokeswoman said the change affects several of the airline's US to India flights.
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