VIDEO: Soldiers from the US Army look after children at Kabul Airport - GulfToday

VIDEO: Soldiers from the US Army look after children at Kabul Airport

A US Marine holds a baby during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Reuters

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On Friday, the US military released pictures of its soldiers caring for infants and Afghan children at Kabul airport have gone viral.

The US military published pictures showing its soldiers taking care of children on the grounds of Hamid Karzai International Airport.

Another image shows two female soldiers with two children, while the third shows a soldier kneeling and offering water to a young child.

At the same time, the video of civilians pushing a child over barbed wire towards US soldiers was released as they were standing on the wall surrounding the airport.

In this video posted on Twitter, a soldier holds a child's hand and lifted him to get over the barbed wire before another soldier standing behind lowered him to the other side.

A baby is handed over to the American army over the perimeter wall of the airport in Kabul. Reuters

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said it was a "gesture of sympathy."

He added in a press conference that “one of the child’s parents asked the marines to take care of him because he was sick.”

The child was returned to his parents. He added that he does not know the whereabouts of the child currently.

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