“At the Kabul airport, there was like thousands and thousands of people over there when the explosion happened, so everybody started running and I was pushing toward the explosion because I knew that there would be casualties.
There was a woman, she was crying, and there was a baby that was lying on the ground, so I went for her. I grabbed her and put her on my shoulder. I run back to the vehicle. I put her in the vehicle. I tried to get her to the hospital – we got in a bad traffic. I got out of the vehicle again and took her to the hospital. She died, right? When I get to the hospital, she died right in my hands.
I know that I’m going to be left behind … I know that I’m going to get killed. I worked with Americans for almost 10 years. But the good thing is that I’m not going to die for a bad thing. I’m going to die for a good thing. What I did, I will never regret it because I have tried to help people.”
– Anonymous former Afghan Army soldier. Kabul Afghanistan. August 26th, 2021.
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