The chaotic scenes at Kabul’s international airport have turned deadly. At least seven people are dead either shot or trampled after desperately attempting to evacuate the country by hanging onto the outside of US aircraft during takeoff.
BREAKING: the bodies of Afghan civilians lay dead at/near Kabul International Airport, reportedly shot and killed by US forces. pic.twitter.com/QV7g40lsk1
— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) August 16, 2021
— Yalda Hakim (@BBCYaldaHakim) August 16, 2021
These next two videos are horrifically graphic as those same Afghan men who were clinging onto the airplane fall to their deaths after take off.
Yes, this is all really happening.
Exclusive- A clear video (from other angle) of men falling from C-17. They were Clinging to some parts of the plane that took off from Kabul airport today. #Talibans #Afghanistan #Afghanishtan pic.twitter.com/CMNW5ngqrK
— Aśvaka – آسواکا News Agency (@AsvakaNews) August 16, 2021
Oh my God.
Desperate Afghans are hanging on the plane tires and falling from the sky near the Kabul airport pic.twitter.com/OhIscfDNWd
— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) August 16, 2021
The Taliban has declared victory and will be in control of the newly named Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan when America marks the 20th anniversary of 9-11. President Biden remains on vacation at Camp David, but promises to address the nation about this tragic development soon.
More evacuation flights are taking off from Afghanistan where thousands are trying to flee the country. The Taliban is now in control after seizing the capital city of Kabul on Sunday. President Biden sent in another round of troops over the weekend and plans to update the nation on developments this week.
Taliban leaders say they’ll negotiate a peaceful surrender of Afghanistan’s capital now that they have control. They overtook the country within days, leaving thousands at risk. After 18 years of war, more than 172-thousand Afghans, Americans, and others have been killed.