‘Afghan child’ raised from wall at Kabul airport meets father: US Marines

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Published on 21 August 2021 at 10:23 AM IST

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  • An Afghan child seen in a video now going viral is reunited with his father. The child was seen being carried over a barbed wire fence to a US soldier at Kabul airport. US Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said the child was “safe at the airport”. In the video, the child was seen being handed over to a US Marine during chaotic evacuation scenes. “The parents asked the Marines to take care of the child because the child was ill. The Marines reached over the wall, took him to a Norwegian hospital at the airport. They treated the child and delivered the child to the child’s father. returned,” Kirby said. Reports said desperate Afghan women were throwing their children on the razor wire of the Kabul airport compound. At least 12 people in and around Kabul airport since the Taliban takeover The Biden administration has faced criticism for its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Friday, President Biden faced criticism over plans to withdraw US troops. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on August 15. The Taliban’s rapid takeover in the war-torn country has sent shock waves around the world.

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