Shocking videos and images have emerged from outside Kabul Airport in Afghanistan showing children and babies being passed around in order to get to the gate of the airport.
“People are so desperate to escape the Taliban that they’re passing babies and kids forward to the gate at #Kabul airport,” said Twitter user Matt Zeller alongside the footage.
At the beginning of the week, the world watched on as Islamist Taliban took over Afghanistan as US troops were evacuating the country.
People have been trying to flee Afghanistan in the past few days in order to escape the grips of the Taliban, whom they fear will take the country back into a more conservative rule for the country, where women’s rights may be stepped upon.
Speaking to SkyNews, a senior officer said
“It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking the soldiers to take them, and some got caught in the wire”.
Some mothers have resorted to throwing their babies over the barbed wire fences surrounding Kabul airport to British soldiers.
Defence secretary Ben Wallace says "we can't just take a minor on their own", but says around 120 families are currently being loaded onto a plane pic.twitter.com/c6R5OZXwaJ
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 19, 2021
Did you ever expect to see these scenes in Afghanistan?