Brutal scenes continue to unfold in the country as desperate Afghans and their families try to flee.
As the Taliban shoot dead protesters and whip crowds in Afghanistan after initial charm offensive, many mothers have been throwing their babies over wire fences to get them to safety.
A Parachute Regiment officer recalled the situation, saying: “The mothers were desperate, they were getting beaten by the Taliban. They shouted ‘save my baby’ and threw the babies at us, some of the babies fell on the barbed wire. It was awful what happened. By the end of the night there wasn’t one man among us who was not crying”.
The Baron hotel, near the Kabul airport, has become the focal point where Afghans seeking refuge to go to the UK have been gathering. There are other points across Afghanistan that citizens can reach to be evacuated.
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