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Horror footage appears to show stowaways falling to death after clinging to outside of plane as thousands flee Taliban

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HORROR footage appears to show stowaways fleeing the Taliban falling to their deaths from a plane taking off from Kabul airport.

Thousands of desperate Afghan have massed at the airport in frantic bid to get out of Afghanistan after the fanatics stormed the capital.

What appears to be two stowaways falling from a C-17 leaving Kabul

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What appears to be two stowaways falling from a C-17 leaving KabulCredit: Jam Press
Afghans running along side the C-17 plane

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Afghans running along side the C-17 plane
Some can be seen clinging onto the wheel bay

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Some can be seen clinging onto the wheel bay

The stampede at Kabul Airport has left five people dead as thousands storm planes in a desperate bid to flee Afghanistan.

In chaotic scenes echoing the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam war, petrified men, women and children were filmed trying to get on aircraft after the Taliban stormed the capital.

Harrowing video shows two stowaways falling several hundred feet to their deaths after being thrown from a C-17 transport aircraft taking off from Kabul airport.

Separate footage shows Afghans running alongside C-17 transport as it prepares to take off with around a dozen holding on to the wheel wheel bay.

At one stage US Apache helicopter gunships were brought in to clear a path for the transport planes, swooping low to disperse people massed on the runway.

Desperate people were also filmed trying climb up a ladder to get on a plane while others were seen being pulled on board another aircraft.

One witness said he had seen the bodies of five people being taken to a vehicle at the airport.

US troops guarding the airport were forced to fire shots into the air but it’s unclear if those who died were hit by bullets or crushed in the stampede.

Residents of Kabul today woke up to their first day under Taliban rule with reports the hardliners were scouring the city looking for military vehicles.

In a bid to flee what they fear will be a return to the Taliban’s brutal rule based on an extreme interpretation of Islam, people raced to the airport in a frantic bid to board a flights.

The stampede began on on Sunday night and daylight saw another wave of people swarm to the airport as the exodus continued

Another clip showed what were apparently US embassy staff attempting to flee by pulling each other into a plane while the ramp was being raised.

The shocking scenes in Kabul come as…

And a third video showed over a thousand citizens attempting to board a KamAir flight to Istanbul which can only carry 300 passengers.

Footage showed people pushing and shoving as they make their way through the overpacked aisle of the plane which is already over capacity.

Paras from the 16 Air Assault Brigade have been deploying to evacuate Brits from the city as well as about 2,000 Afghan nationals who worked with British forces.

It comes as NATO has revealed that all commercial flights are now suspended from Kabul airport with only military aircraft now allowed to operate.

Desperate Afghanis climb stairs in a bid to get onto a plane at Kabul airport

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Desperate Afghanis climb stairs in a bid to get onto a plane at Kabul airport
A US helicopter swooping across the runway to clear a way for a plane to take off

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A US helicopter swooping across the runway to clear a way for a plane to take off
People scrambling through barbed wire to get into the airport

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People scrambling through barbed wire to get into the airportCredit: EPA
Daylight saw another stampede to get to planes

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Daylight saw another stampede to get to planes
Shocking video shows people pulling each other onto an aircraft as the ramp rises

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Shocking video shows people pulling each other onto an aircraft as the ramp risesCredit: Twitter
Taliban fighters out on the streets of Kabul after taking control

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Taliban fighters out on the streets of Kabul after taking controlCredit: AFP

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By Sunday night, members of the Taliban members declared that they had been “victorious” in a statement.

In the live broadcast one insurgent said he had spent eight years in Guantanamo Bay.

Now Boris Johnson has blamed the US for the advancement of the Taliban in Afghanistan, claiming President Biden “accelerated” their control.

The Prime Minister said the “difficult” situation had been exacerbated by the President’s decision to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.

The speed of the Taliban’s victory has shaken the world and came just weeks after troops from the US, UK and other Nato countries left Afghanistan.

A few days ago US officials predicted it would take 30 days for the jihadis to reach Kabul – and 90 to take the city – but they have swept all before them in a terrifying rampage.

Twenty years after they were ejected by the US and its allies in the wake of 9/11 they are now back in power.

Afghan citizens are doing all they can to flee the country

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Afghan citizens are doing all they can to flee the countryCredit: Twitter
People waiting with suitcases near Kabul Airport's runway

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People waiting with suitcases near Kabul Airport’s runway
Thousands stormed runways in desperate effort to get last flights out

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Thousands stormed runways in desperate effort to get last flights outCredit: Twitter

Timeline of Taliban victory

April 14 – President Joe Biden announces US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan starting on May 1 and ending on September 11.

May 4 – Taliban fighters launch a major offensive on Afghan forces in southern Helmand and at least six other provinces.

June 7 – Government officials say fighting is raging in 26 of the country’s 34 provinces.

June 22 – Taliban fighters launch a series of attacks in the north of the country, far from their traditional strongholds in the south.

July 2 – American troops quietly pull out of their main military base in Afghanistan – Bagram Air Base, ending US involvement in the war.

July 21 – Taliban insurgents control about a half of the country’s districts, according to the senior US general, underlining the scale and speed of their advance.

July 25 – US vows to continue to support Afghan troops “in the coming weeks” with intensified airstrikes to help them counter Taliban attacks.

July 26 – The United Nations says nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in May and June in escalating violence, the highest number for those months since records started in 2009.

August 6 – Zaranj in the south of the country becomes the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban in years and many more the ensuing days, including the prized city of Kunduz in the north.

August 13 – Four more provincial capitals fall in a day, including Kandahar, the country’s second city and spiritual home of the Taliban. In the west, another key city, Herat, is overrun.

August 14 – The Taliban take the major northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and, with little resistance, Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province just 40 miles south of Kabul.

August 15 – The Taliban take the key eastern city of Jalalabad without a fight, effectively surrounding Kabul.

Horror footage appears to show stowaways falling to death after clinging to outside of plane as thousands flee Taliban





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