Afghan girl seen in viral photo skipping on airport tarmac after arriving in Brussels following evacuation
A transferring photo of a younger Afghan girl skipping on the tarmac of a Belgian airport after being evacuated from her war-torn native nation has gone viral.
The image was taken at Melsbroek navy airport close to Brussels on Wednesday.
“This is what happens when you protect refugees,” wrote former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, considered one of many who shared the photo, on Twitter. “Welcome to Belgium, little girl!”
The girl and her household have been amongst a gaggle of about 1,400 individuals who Belgium evacuated from Kabul following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent takeover by the Taliban.
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Belgium suspended evacuations after intelligence sources warned of an imminent terrorist assault at Kabul’s airport.
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Those warnings got here to cross on Thursday after a suicide bomb went off exterior the Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport, killing at the very least 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. service members.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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