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Afghan mothers throw kids over razor wire at Kabul airport into hands of UK troops to escape Taliban

Baby being handed over to the British soldier by an Afghan mother (Pic Courtesy News Square)

In heart-rending scenes, desperate Afghan women were seen throwing their babies over the razor wire of the Kabul airport compound so that they could escape the wrath of the Taliban, according to Britain’s Sky News.

A senior British officer told Stuart Ramsay from Sky News that they could hear the sound of shouting, the noise of desperation as thousands of scared people surged towards Kabul airport to escape from the ruthless Taliban fighters. 

"It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking British soldiers to take them, some got caught in the wire," he told Ramsay.

"I'm worried for my men, I'm counselling some, everyone cried last night," the officer said.

The Sky News report said that day and night families – often with children – have risked their lives, braving gunfire at the gates of the civilian side of the airport as ferocious Taliban fighters control the area outside.

There is also a video making the rounds on social media showing the surging crowd of people outside Kabul airport and a small girl being lifted up over the high perimeter wall and passed into the hands of an American soldier.

Thousands of people have been trying to get to Kabul airport and on to military and civilian flights abroad, but amid chaotic scenes, some have been killed or wounded and armed Taliban members have been firing in the air to control the crowds.

The Taliban has also announced that there is no need for any Afghans to leave the country and those without relevant papers should not go to the airport.

This has made it even more dangerous for those trying to reach the airport.