Afghan men, women, children chase rumor to Kabul airport

English News 09 Feb 2023 23

Dozens of Afghans have rushed to the Kabul airport following a rumor that an airlift operation was flying people to Turkey..

Dozens of desperate Afghans, including women and children, dashed toward the Kabul airport following a rumor that claimed aid flights were leaving for Turkey to help rescue earthquake victims.

Videos and photos posted on social media since Wednesday showed dozens of people running in the darkness and cold toward the airport.

The scene harked back to August, 2021, when thousands of desperate people stormed the airport for the airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover in the last weeks of U.S. and NATO troop withdrawal from the country.

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