Belgium suspended evacuations after intelligence sources warned of an imminent terrorist attack at Kabul’s airport
A moving photo of a young Afghan girl skipping on the tarmac of Brussels airport after being evacuated from her war-torn native country has gone viral.
The picture was taken by Reuters photographer Johanna Geron at Melsbroek military airport near Brussels upon arrival of Air Belgium’s flight carrying evacuees from Islamabad on Wednesday.
“This is what happens when you protect refugees,” wrote former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, one of many who shared the photo, on Twitter. “Welcome to Belgium, little girl!”
This is what happens when you protect refugees…
Welcome to Belgium, little girl !
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) August 26, 2021
The girl and her family were among a group of about 1,400 people who Belgium evacuated from Kabul following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and subsequent takeover by the Taliban.
Belgium suspended evacuations after intelligence sources warned of an imminent terrorist attack at Kabul’s airport. Officials have confirmed that at least 95 Afghans and 13 American soldiers were killed in suicide bombings on Thursday outside Kabul’s international airport, with the death toll expected to rise further over the next few days.
Source: Fox News