A woman evacuated from Afghanistan amid the continuing chaos in the country has given birth on an evacuation flight, reports BBC.
US Air Mobility Command posted a Twitter thread about the woman, who went into labour en route to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Thousands of Afghans are outside the international airport in the capital, Kabul, days after the Taliban took control of the city, waiting in the sweltering heat and a throng of people for a chance to flee the country.
US forces currently control the airport. About 17,000 people have so far been airlifted from the site by the US military, the White House said on Saturday.
US President Joe Biden has set a deadline of 31 August for the withdrawal of all US troops from the country. However, several nations are seeking an extension to this deadline to help safely evacuate their citizens and Afghans who served with Western agencies. It is feared they are at risk of Taliban reprisals.
“They want to evacuate 60,000 people between now and the end of this month,” EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell told AFP news agency on Saturday. “It’s mathematically impossible.”
The Taliban have blamed the US for the chaos at the airport.