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Mothers throw babies over airport's barbed wire begging soldiers to take them

Thursday, August 19, 2021 • Malayalam Comments

Mothers throw babies over airports barbed wire begging soldiers to take them

Afghanistan's Kabul airport has become a picture of utter desperation ever since the Taliban took control of the country. In the desperate effort to flee the Taliban rule, thousands of men, women, and children are rushing towards the Kabul airport even as US troops opened fire to control the exodus. In a heartbreaking video that has emerged on social media, desperate Afghan moms are seen throwing their babies over barbed wire at Kabul airport as they begged British paratroopers to take them to safety and escape the Taliban. The harrowing footage shows a baby being passed overhead through a crowd in a heartbreaking attempt to give it a better life.

taliban airport A senior British army official says that the daily experience of standing guard against the Taliban and the thousands of Afghans pleading for help have been haunting the troops. The senior military officer said ‘It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking the soldiers to take them, some got caught in the wire. I’m worried for my men, I’m counselling some, everyone cried last night.’

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Another video shows a woman crying for help from outside the gates and barbed wires, pleading the troops to let them in. In the video, the women are heard saying, “Help us, the Taliban are coming.”

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