Afghan Women Throwing Babies Over Barbed Wire To Save Them: Report

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Heartbreaking video from Kabul, Afghanistan, shows people passing their infant children to others in the crowd ahead of them at the Kabul airport hoping that the babies and toddlers will be evacuated. Other reports indicated women were actually throwing their babies over the barbed wire in a desperate attempt to save them from the Taliban. Stuart Ramsey reported for Sky News, “A senior officer told me they had no choice because the situation was out of control, but said the blockade will live with some of his soldiers for the rest of their lives. ‘It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking the soldiers to take them, some got caught in the wire,’ he told me. ‘I’m worried for my men, I’m counselling some, everyone cried last night.’” I News reported, “The report from Kabul by war correspondent Kim Sengupta is one of the most upsetting stories we have published. At Kabul airport, a Parachute Regiment officer tells Kim that Afghan mothers have been trying to throw their babies over the barbed wire to British servicemen, in the hope that their children can be saved from life under the Taliban. Some of the babies did not reach the troops.”

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