The image of a baby delivered to a soldier on the Kabul airport wall has gone viral on social media.
At Kabul airport, Afghan citizens are desperate to leave the country and resort to all means to reach the safety of their families after the Taliban come to power.
The video of a baby being delivered to an American soldier outside Kabul airport is going viral on social media, leaving no one indifferent.
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_A) August 20, 2021
The video shows a crowd of people handing over the child, next to a wall of barbed wire, in the hope that he will be removed from the current war environment in Afghanistan. US soldiers on top of the wall pull the child into the Kabul airport.
According to The Independent newspaper, desperate Afghan families throw babies into the airport. “The mothers were desperate, they were being beaten by the Taliban. They screamed, ‘save my baby’ and they threw the babies at us. Some of them fell on the barbed wire. It was horrible what happened. At the end of the night, there was no between. we a man who did not cry”, says an officer of the Parachute Regiment.
— Matt Zeller (@mattczeller) August 18, 2021