US Marine calms an infant during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan v2 210821 CREDIT US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.jpg
Afghanistan

Powerful Photos Of US Military's Evacuation From Kabul Airport

The airport in the Afghan capital has been the centre of chaotic scenes since the Taliban takeover about a week ago.

US Marine calms an infant during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan v2 210821 CREDIT US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.jpg

The US Department of Defense has released powerful images of the American military evacuation mission from Kabul airport, Afghanistan, showing service personnel carrying infants.

Joe Biden said the US-led evacuation of Americans, at-risk Afghans and others from the airport accelerated this weekend.

The US president said 11,000 had departed from Kabul in a 36-hour period this weekend.

About 1,000 British troops, plus Royal Air Force aircraft, have been deployed to the Afghan capital to evacuate UK nationals and eligible Afghans.

On Sunday, the UK's Ministry of Defence confirmed seven Afghan civilians were killed in chaotic scenes outside Kabul airport. 

If you or someone you know needs support at this time, you can find more information by visiting the British Army website and the Government's website.

Further details about support available can be found on our website.

Cover image: A US Marine calms an infant at Kabul airport (Picture: US Department of Defense).