Afghans Throw Babies Over Barbed Wire At Kabul Airport

Afghan women threw their babies over barbed wire at Kabul airport in a desperate attempt to get them out of the country. At least 12 peop...

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  • Afghan women threw their babies over barbed wire at Kabul airport in a desperate attempt to get them out of the country.
  • At least 12 people have died at the airport in Afghanistan from stampedes or gunshots.
  • US soldiers have fired stun grenades to try to keep crowds away from the gates.

Desperation is growing in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power in the country. Disturbing new footage shows Afghan women throwing their babies at American soldiers over barbed wire at Kabul airport in a desperate attempt to get them out of the country.

Chaos broke out Wednesday night at Afghanistan’s main airport as US troops threw stun grenades and fired at crowds to keep them away from the gates, The Daily Mail reported.

Babies from Afghanistan are thrown at the airport

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Photo: Twitter.

According to the Taliban regime, at least 12 people have died at the airport since Sunday, victims have been killed by gunfire or stampedes. “We don’t want to hurt anyone,” said a Taliban spokesman who has taken over security.

Before the scene of the families Afghans throwing their babies at soldiers at the airport, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace urged people not to hand over their babies to troops on the grounds that unaccompanied children will not be taken on flights out of the country. To watch the videos press HERE Y HERE.

Opposition to Taliban Regime Emerges in Afghanistan

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Afghan protesters defied the Taliban on Thursday by waving their national flag in scattered marches to which militants, facing increasing challenges to their regime, responded with violence. A UN official warned of food shortages in this nation of 38 million people that depends on imports, and experts said the country suffers from a serious lack of money, noting that the Taliban faces the same problems as the civilian government. the one he has just overthrown, but without the level of international aid that he enjoyed.

Faced with these challenges, the militiamen have set out to suppress any show of uprising, despite their promises that they have become more moderate since their previous draconian regime. Many fear that the Taliban will succeed in eliminating two decades of efforts to expand women’s and human rights, the AP reported.

Injured in demonstrations

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On Thursday, a procession of cars and people near Kabul airport wore long black, red and green ribbons, the colors of the Afghan flag, which is becoming a symbol of resistance to the militiamen’s flag, white with an inscription black in Arabic. In another protest in Nangarhar province, a video shows a protester bleeding from a gunshot wound as several observers try to take him away.

In Khost province, the new authorities declared a 24-hour curfew after violently dispersing another protest, according to information obtained by journalists following the situation from abroad. The militiamen did not immediately confirm the demonstration or the curfew.

Troops will stay in Afghanistan until all Americans are removed, Biden said

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Taliban fighters patrol the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 18, 2021. (AP Photo / Rahmat Gul)

President Joe Biden said he is committed to keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan until all Americans have been evacuated, even if that means maintaining the military presence beyond their set deadline to complete the withdrawal on Aug. 31, the U.S. reported. news agencies AP and Efe.

Biden also rejected criticism that the United States had to do more to plan for the country, which was engulfed in violence and chaos as thousands tried to flee as the Taliban advanced.

US troops will remain in Afghanistan until all Americans are removed

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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos from the newscast ABC NewsBiden said Wednesday night that the United States will do “everything in our power” to evacuate the Americans and allies from Afghanistan before the deadline.

After being asked several times how the government would help Americans who remain in the nation after August 31, Biden responded, “If there are any US citizens left, we will stay until we get them all out.”

15,000 Americans are still in Afghanistan

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to the press at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Up to 15,000 Americans are still in Afghanistan after the Taliban took full control of the country last weekend, the AP news agency mentioned, noting that US troops will remain there until they remove all their people.

Hours earlier, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that the US military does not have enough troops and weapons in Afghanistan to expand its current mission of providing security at the Kabul airport to go for Americans and Afghans who are in danger in other parts of the capital and escort them to be evacuated. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

No capacity to expand operation in Kabul

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Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in Kabul’s Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood on Aug. 18, 2021. (AP Photo / Rahmat Gul)

The question of whether to rescue and transfer to the airport those who try to leave the country before the deadline set by Biden has arisen amid reports that some people who were to be evacuated have been detained at Taliban checkpoints.

“I don’t have the ability to go out and expand the current operations in Kabul,” Austin said. “And where does that take you? How far do you go into Kabul, and how long does it take you to mobilize those troops to be able to do so? ”He added, according to the AP report. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

Evacuations continue: US troops will remain until there are no Americans left

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A group of people disembark from a plane that took Spanish and Afghan citizens out of Afghanistan, at the Torrejón de Ardoz military base, in Madrid, on August 19, 2021. (AP Photo / Paul White)

Austin, a retired four-star general who commanded troops in Afghanistan, held his first press conference at the Pentagon since the Taliban took control of Kabul on Sunday.

He assured that the State Department would send additional consular agents to speed up evacuation processes. “We’re not close to where we want to be” in terms of the speed of evacuations, Austin said, according to the AP. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

They monitor airport in the face of “various threats”

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Taliban fighters patrol the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 18, 2021. (AP Photo / Rahmat Gul)

Austin assured that it is mainly focused on the airport, which faces “several threats” that must be monitored. “We cannot afford not to defend that airfield or to not have a safe airport, which hundreds or thousands of civilians can access,” he said, while saying that negotiations with the Taliban continue to guarantee the safe passage of the evacuated.

According to AP, Austin noted that there are about 4,500 US elements at the airport, maintaining security to allow the evacuation operation coordinated by the State Department. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

There was no way to avoid “chaos”

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President Joe Biden in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

However, President Biden told ABC that there was nothing his government could have done to prevent chaos: “The idea that somehow, there is a way out without chaos, I don’t know what that would be. ”.

Senior US military officials are speaking with Taliban commanders in Kabul about checkpoints and curfews that have limited the number of Americans and Afghans who have been able to enter the airport. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

2 thousand people evacuated in 24 hours

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Hundreds of people wait outside Afghanistan’s Kabul International Airport on Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo)

In a 24-hour period, about 2,000 people, including 325 US citizens, have been able to leave Afghanistan on 18 flights of US Air Force C-17 transport planes, said John Kirby, chief Pentagon spokesman. . The number of outbound flights would be similar in the next 24 hours, he added, although he stressed that he cannot calculate how many people they would carry, the AP report concluded.

The Efe news agency also reviewed Biden’s statements for ABC News about keeping his troops in Afghanistan until all Americans are removed regardless of the announced August 31 deadline. Filed Under: Afghanistan Babies.

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