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Striking image appears to show 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military plane
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Striking image appears to show 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military plane

The ongoing deteriorating situation in Afghanistan has left everyone devastated. The Internet is flooded with heart-wrenching pictures and videos depicting the sad state of the Afghans who are desperate to leave the war-torn country since the Taliban took control of the presidential palace Arg in Kabul. Midst of all despair, a heart-wrenching image has emerged which showed hundreds of Afghans crammed into massive US military cargo plane that left Kabul’s Hamid Karzai Airport on Sunday night. More than 600 people (640 to be specific) including women and children were safely evacuated from Kabul to Qatar by US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. Speaking to US defense and security news site Defense One, an official said that the aircraft was not intended to take on such a large load, but pan...