As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, dozens tried to flee, others who could not are there to take the brunt. Amidst the crisis, the entire world’s eyes are set upon Afghanistan and any information about the horror that gets out.
The chaos ensued after Taliban officials declared the war over and issued statements aimed at calming the panic that has been building in Kabul as the militants, who ruled from 1996 to 2001, routed the US-backed government’s forces.
After chaos erupted at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, all civilian flights were suspended.
Out of the many, two fearful people tried to get out of the country by tying themselves to the wheels of a military plane that was taking off. The shocking video, in which Afghans who had tied themselves to the underside of a C-17 Globemaster, US Airforce Aircraft are seen falling down from the plane on Monday.
Horrific visuals show the two individuals falling off the flight mid-air shortly after the take-off.
The Afghans near the airport claim that they had fallen on top of people’s houses. The two fell to their death from a C-17 Globemaster, US Air Force aircraft that was evacuating its personnel and citizens from Kabul.
Many men tried to climb an overhead departure gangway.
People crowded on the airport from late on Sunday with hundreds on the runways in the dark, pulling luggage and jostling for a place on one of the last commercial flights to leave before U.S. forces took over air traffic control. The airport resembled a chaotic bus station as hundreds of people jostled, pushed and shoved to get on to a waiting plane.
After the US military took over the security at the airport to execute the massive airlift of diplomat presence in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover of the capital city, Afghans were left stranded and unsure of the future.
President Ashraf Ghani fled from the country on Sunday as the Islamists entered Kabul saying he wanted to avoid bloodshed. Apparently, he flew away in a helicopter with a lot of cash and security.
During this time, a tweet from Indian Embassy in Afghanistan went viral and started doing the rounds which criticised Ashraf Ghani in a derogatory manner.
As it was deleted later, @tweetstamp.org shared the link where the deleted tweets can be found.
After a series of comments, the Press Secretary of Indian Embassy of Afghanistan, Abdulhaq Azad claimed that the official Twitter handle of Indian Embassy in Afghanistan was hacked.
After this, a statement by Taliban was issued which stated, “All Imams and Mullahs in captured areas should provide Taliban with a list of girls above 15 and widows under 45 to be married to Taliban fighters as they view them as ‘qhanimat’ or ‘spoils of war’ to be divided up among the victors.
The harsh restrictions are already imposed on women and men alike. The women need to be chaperoned by men when they step out of their home at all times and burqas are mandatory in the country. The men are supposed to read ‘Namaz’ five times at the mosque every day and if there are more than one man in a family, it is compulsory for one to serve the army.