Desperate Afghan women have tossed their babies over razor-wire fences at Kabul’s airport, leaving witnesses in the British military emotionally traumatized, U.K. troops told reporters Thursday, according to Breitbart.
Some of the babies got caught in the wire, one British officer told Sky News.
A heartbreaking, chaotic scene
Chaotic scenes like these have left the world in horror since the Taliban came to power in Kabul on Sunday, leaving thousands of Afghans desperate to flee the country.
As the disaster got underway, Afghans were filmed falling to their deaths from the sky, Fox News reported, and according to the British military, Afghan mothers have been throwing their babies over fences, leaving witnesses grief-stricken.
“It was terrible, women were throwing their babies over the razor wire, asking the soldiers to take them, some got caught in the wire,” a senior officer told Sky News, according to Breitbart. “I’m worried for my men, I’m counseling some, everyone cried last night,” he said.
Responding to the grim reports, the United Kingdom’s Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, warned that Britain will not evacuate any child unaccompanied out of Afghanistan.
“If they are families that are coming through as a whole they will come through. Right now as we are speaking I think we are loading up 120 families onto a plane to depart, another 138 only a few hours later — we will be rolling through that process,” he said, as Breitbart reported.
White House struggles to respond
The Biden administration, for its part, has sought to reassure the thousands of Americans left in Afghanistan that they will make it out safely, even as the Pentagon reported to Congress Friday that Americans are being beaten, according to the New York Post.
British and French troops have been rescuing people, but the Biden administration is reluctant to do the same for fear of provoking the Taliban.
At a press conference on Friday, President Joe Biden made a shaky commitment to evacuate all Americans seeking to leave Afghanistan as he asked for patience with “one of the largest, most difficult airlifts in history.”
“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be or that it will be without risk of loss, but as commander-in-chief, I can assure you that I will mobilize every resource necessary,” he said, according to the Wall Street Journal.