Disturbing Footage Shows Afghans Clinging To Moving Plane To Flee Country
August 16, 2021
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Heartbreaking footage has been released of citizens in Afghanistan clinging on to a plane in a desperate attempt to flee the country after the United States military evacuated the country, Newsweek reports.
On Monday, numerous videos were widely shared on social media, showing hundreds of people running alongside a U.S. military jet as it prepared to depart Kabul airport.
On Saturday, the Taliban captured a heavily defended city in northern Afghanistan and was were en route to the capital city of Kabul, less than a month before the U.S troops were set to withdraw from the region, according to the Associated Press.
In one video that was uploaded by the Afghan Asvaka News Agency, two unidentifiable objects are seen falling from the body of a plane as it takes flight.
“The video shows a flight from Kabul airport where two people are thrown from a plane into the people’s homes,” the agency said in a tweet, describing the events.