A pitiful situation has been witnessed by the British paratroopers in Afghanistan as mums throw their babies to them over barbed wire fences at the Kabul airport for safety.
Naija News understands that the desperate mothers in an attempt to save their children’s life, throw them on the danger fences beseeching the British army to take them to refuge.
Horrible and dramatic events have been unfolding in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over provinces including Kabul, this online news platform observed.
Many residents have attempted to flee the take over of the Taliban militant group, the country’s president was not spared in the trouble. The entrance to the Baron hotel has become the focal point where Afghans seeking refuge in the UK have been gathering in the hope of being able to escape the Taliban.
A British officer who spoke with reporters on the pitiful situations witnessed recently, said “The mothers were desperate, they were getting beaten by the Taliban.
“They shouted, ‘save my baby’ and threw the babies at us.
“Some of the babies fell on the barbed wire. It was awful what happened. By the end of the night, there wasn’t one man among us who was not crying.”
Sky News quoted another senior military officer at the scene of the incident saying: “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.”
The UK is currently evacuating British citizens and Afghans who worked for the government during the 20-year-war.
The route to the Baron Hotel also leads to the facilities of other countries which are carrying out evacuations, and the numbers of those desperate to get away are growing by the day as even those without paperwork beg to be airlifted to a place of safety.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said the armed forces cannot take youngsters without their families.
However, he offered reassurance that the UK government is continuing to load families onto planes departing Kabul airport and will continue “rolling through that process”.
He said that as he was speaking, troops were loading 120 families onto a plane to depart, with another 138 sets to leave a few hours later.
He said: “It is a 24-hour airport now for military planes and they are getting through.
“We cannot just take a minor on their own and it is difficult, but you will find, I think if you see in the footage, the child is taken – that will be because the family will be taken as well.
“It will be the challenge of trying to make it through the crowd. We are finding other ways of dealing with that, but that is what is happening.”