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New, Horrifying Images Emerge Of Afghans Trapped On Outside Of Plane While In Air

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16 August 2021, Lower Saxony, Wunstorf: A third Airbus A400M transport aircraft of the German Air Force takes off this morning from Wunstorf Air Base in the Hanover region. In view of the rapid advance of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr has begun evacuating German citizens and local Afghan forces from Kabul.
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Disturbing new images have emerged from the airport in Kabul where thousands of Afghan nationals desperately tried to board planes yesterday to flee the country as Taliban extremists took control of the country after Democrat President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdraw.

Some of the images came from individuals who were trapped outside the plane while it was on the ground taking off. More disturbing images came from people inside the plane who recorded what was happening to those trapped on the outside of the plane after the plane was already airborne.

(Warning — some of the images are graphic):

The photo appears to be a still image from a video, also shot from inside the plane. The video, which is very graphic itself, may be viewed on social media.

Politico reported that, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter, “the body of an Afghan so desperate to escape the country hours after Kabul fell to the Taliban was found in the landing gear of an American C-17 transport aircraft hours after it hastily took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport.”

It is unclear if the person who was stuck in the plane’s landing gear was the same person who was seen in the images above.

Other images emerged of the Taliban terrorizing people:

The Taliban rapidly regained control of Afghanistan after the chaotic and disorganized withdraw by the Biden administration, which has been widely criticized by everyone from U.S. allies to the Navy SEAL who killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

While the Biden administration has tried to blame Trump, who has been out of power for seven months, to the Afghan security forces, The Wall Street Journal explained what happened:

The Afghan army fighting alongside American troops was molded to match the way the Americans operate. The U.S. military, the world’s most advanced, relies heavily on combining ground operations with air power, using aircraft to resupply outposts, strike targets, ferry the wounded, and collect reconnaissance and intelligence.

In the wake of President Biden’s withdrawal decision, the U.S. pulled its air support, intelligence and contractors servicing Afghanistan’s planes and helicopters. That meant the Afghan military simply couldn’t operate anymore. The same happened with another failed American effort, the South Vietnamese army in the 1970s, said retired Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, who commanded the U.S.-led coalition’s mission to train Afghan forces in 2011-2013.

“There is always a tendency to use the model you know, which is your own model,” Bolger said. “When you build an army like that, and it’s meant to be a partner with a sophisticated force like the Americans, you can’t pull the Americans out all of a sudden, because then they lose the day-to-day assistance that they need.”

This report has been updated to include additional information.

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