Desperate Afghans Cling to Plane During Takeoff to Escape Taliban - WATCH
Upsetting footage shows the true extent of the disaster in Afghanistan
Afghans, desperate to escape the country amid the recent disastrous Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, have been seen clinging to a moving US military plane that was about to takeoff from Kabul airport.
Hundreds of people can be seen running alongside the military jet as it made its way down the runway of Kabul international airport.
Video: People run on tarmac of Kabul international airport as a US military aircraft attempts to take off. pic.twitter.com/9qA36HS0WQ— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) August 16, 2021
As the plane takes off, several people who had clung to the plane appear to fall one by one.
Reports indicate that several people have died during the horrific incident.
Oh my God.— Ragıp Soylu (@ragipsoylu) August 16, 2021
Desperate Afghans are hanging on the plane tires and falling from the sky near the Kabul airport pic.twitter.com/OhIscfDNWd
A second video shows the bodies of three people who had fallen from the plane on the airport tarmac.
The tragic scenes come amid news the Taliban have regained control of Afghanistan, highlighting Joe Biden's failure.
Petraeus said the situation is not only devastating for the United States but the whole world.
"This is an enormous national security setback, and it is on the verge of getting much worse unless we decide to take really significant action," the ex-Obama admin official said.
Donald Trump blasted Biden In a statement following the news.
“Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy," Trump said.
Trump also warned that because of Biden's weakness, the Taliban no longer fears or respects America.
He noted in his statement that “everyone knew” Biden would not have performed under pressure and has gotten it wrong in making foreign policy decisions.
Biden “ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him.”
The “plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America."
"The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground.”