Amid the chaos of thousands trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a heartbreaking video shows a US Marine holding a baby on the highest wall of razor wire at Kabul airport. attracted global attention on Friday.
The video shows the baby wrapped in a diaper, pulling an arm through a crowd of Afghans trying to get into the airport, using social media during an airlift to get foreigners and Afghans out of the war. . Broken country.
He puts a soft edge on the tense exodus, with about 6,000 heavily armed American troops occupying the airport, while his longtime foe the Taliban patrol the streets outside and began to do what he feared would be cruel and hostile. – American rules.
The chaos and fear of the people is evidence of the role of the international community in the downfall of the AFG and the subsequent abandonment of the Afghan people. The future of the AFG is decided for its people without the consent of the people and they are now living at the mercy of a terrorist group. #Kabul pic.twitter.com/k4bevc2eHE
– Omar Haidari (H OmarHaidari1) August 19, 2021
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the Marines were informed that the unidentified child was ill and asked for help.
He told reporters, “The video you’re talking about – the parents tell the Marines to take care of the baby because the baby is sick.”
“So the Marines you see on the wall took him to a Norwegian hospital at the airport. They treated the baby and returned the baby to the baby’s father.”
“It’s an act of compassion because there’s a concern for the child.”
He said he did not know who the family was, or their status – whether they had been accepted to move to the unspoiled states under a special program for Afghans working for Americans or were at high risk of being displaced. Taliban attack.
While the video of the action appears to have been shot independently, the US Army has released other officially approved photos of soldiers helping the children of those hoping to flee Afghanistan.
In one scene, a soldier in combat gear sits holding a baby with a blanket in his arms, the baby smiles like a newborn father, while his soldiers stand nearby in a state of emergency. sense.
In the second scene, two female American soldiers hold children in their arms.
Yet another USA One of the soldiers shown was giving water to a boy.
“This is the America we need to be,” said Peter Major, a member of the US Congress and a member of the military.
The official photos from the Pentagon come amid a severe lack of independently taken photos from inside the airport, where thousands of people waited on Friday amid difficult boarding conditions American C-17 cargo plane flies to Qatar.
In the Gulf country, they will still face days of waiting to be approved by US immigration officials.
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