The process of evacuating Afghan collaborators at Kabul airport is complex and tense, and more so as the August 31 deadline for the evacuation approaches .
In the last hours, in addition, the Taliban have prohibited Afghans from approaching the airport . Proof of this growing tension are the images of a video of the Air Force in which Spanish soldiers help the cry of “Spain! Spain!” Afghan citizens, including women and children, to access the airport.
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The images show members of the Repository unit of the Air Deployment Support Squadron at the gates of Kabul airport. They are surrounded by a crowd, including Afghans who have collaborated with Spain and who have to be evacuated.
As soon as they see these civilians, a soldier warns his companions with a “Come in!” and calls the attention of Afghans to the cry of “Spain, Spain!”, to open the way and show them the path they should follow.
The cries of “come on, come on!” , give an idea of the tension and urgency of the moment and of the speed with which the Spanish troops try to proceed in the face of this difficult situation.
The Spanish Government has warned that “there will be people” who will stay in Kabul but has assured that it will do everything possible, until the last minute, to evacuate as many people as possible. In addition, the Executive has streamlined asylum procedures for Afghans arriving in Torrejón de Ardoz.