VIDEO: Here's what US troops saw when thousands of Afghans flooded the airport in Kabul desperately looking for a way out

As US soldiers guard the Afghans seated on a roadside next to the military section of Kabul's airport on August 20, 2021, as they try to flee the country following the Taliban's military invasion of Afghanistan WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images
An American soldier captured more chaos at Kabul's airport earlier in the week.

This video is similar to others showing Afghans holding onto US airlift planes out of desperation.

People have been evacuated from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan by evacuation flights.

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An online video of chaos at Kabul's airport earlier in the week has been posted by an American serviceman. It shows thousands of Afghans flooding onto the tarmac, and then swarming American airlift planes.

This footage was uploaded to a combat footage website by a former Canadian soldier and first reported by Task & Purpose. It offers another view of chaos at the airport which, according to the Pentagon, is under control.

According to reports, the video was taken by a turret-gunner in a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP). The video shows a turret gunner and a firearm.

The footage shows AH-64 Apache helicopters flying low above the runway ahead C-17 Globemaster III transport planes to clear the runway of civilians. These actions were also captured on other videos of the terrible situation at the airport.

As the Taliban offensive swept Afghanistan, Monday's video showed Afghans trying to fly from Hamid Karzai International Airport to catch up to their C-17 Air Force airlift planes.

A number of horrifying videos were also made of people dying after falling from US-flight aircraft. CNN reported that a teenager from Afghanistan was a member of the youth national soccer team.

Other fatalities were also reported. The body of an Afghan victim was found in the landing gear on Monday after the plane left Kabul. The US Air Force is currently investigating.

Brig. According to Task & Purpose, Gen. Peter Huntley was the director of Marine Corps operations.

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On Thursday, US Army Major General William "Hank” Taylor, the Joint Staff deputy Director for Regional Operations, stated that approximately 5,200 troops were on the ground at Kabul's airport supporting ongoing evacuation operations.

General also stated that F/A-18 Super Hornets, a USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, are carrying out armed missions above the Afghan capital in order to provide security for evacuations.

He said that he kept a close eye on the situation and was conducting thorough assessments to ensure safety for Americans. We will use every tool in our arsenal to accomplish this goal.

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