Afghan refugees who evacuated to Germany say they had to leave their families behind to flee the Taliban takeover

As thousands of Afghans flee Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, on August 16, 2021, they rush to Hamid Karzai International airport. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Reuters spoke with refugees who fled Afghanistan and were then taken to Germany.

They expressed concern that they might never see their family again.

In recent days, thousands of refugees raced to Kabul's Airport in the hope of fleeing Afghanistan.

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Afghan refugees who fled Afghanistan this week to seek refuge in Germany claimed that they had left behind their families to flee the Taliban overthrow.

The NATO soldiers evacuated the refugees from Tashkent, where they arrived in Frankfurt, Germany.

They shared their fears with Reuters, saying that they might never see their family again.

One man said that everyone wants to escape. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was afraid of being retaliated by the Taliban. "Everyday is worse than the one before." Although we saved ourselves, we could not save our families.

In the hope of fleeing Afghanistan, a lot of Afghans have made a rush to Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport.

The chaos was captured in photos and videos. People were seen climbing onto a jet bridge to board a plane. They also clung to the outside of C-17 planes and then falling from the plane.

A minimum of 12 people have been killed at the airport since Sunday when the Taliban took control over Kabul. Reuters reported Thursday, citing NATO as well as the Taliban.

NATO stated previously that at least 17 people were hurt in the stampede at an airport gate.

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