A little baby was handed over a wall to an American soldier at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
“I can confirm the uniformed service member depicted in the video is a Marine with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The baby seen in the video was taken to a medical treatment facility on site and cared for by medical professionals,” Marine Corps spokesperson Major Jim Stenger said in a statement.
And later he added: “I can confirm the baby was reunited with their father and is safe at the airport.
Crowds of Afghans are attempting to leave the country in the wake of the Taliban takeover. Many Afghans fear the Taliban’s interpretation of Islamic law will severely curtail the rights of women and girls.
Taliban forces also allegedly fired guns into the air at the airport, sending people running. Thousands of U.S. troops have been flown into Kabul to protect evacuation efforts.
Washington has moved some 5,000 people out so far, with an additional 2,000 Afghans relocated to the United States as special immigrants. About 11,000 people in Afghanistan have identified themselves as Americans, while more than 80,000 Afghans may need to be evacuated.