The lost baby during the evacuation of Kabul returns with his parents

In the middle of the pain of Afghanistan a story ends well. It is that of Sohail Ahmadi, a kid who was only two months old when, in the middle of the chaotic

The lost baby during the evacuation of Kabul returns with his parents

In the middle of the pain of Afghanistan a story ends well. It is that of Sohail Ahmadi, a kid who was only two months old when, in the middle of the chaotic transieve that took place at the end of August in the surroundings of Kabul Airport, he was lost for christencue from his parents. Thanks to the echo that the media were made, in particular the Reuters agency, the baby has been returned to the progenitors of it.

On August 19, there were thousands of Afghans who tried to save their lives. The Taliban forces had managed to penetrate Kabul, the capital, and international troops and numerous diplomatic legacies finalized preparations for his withdrawal at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Aware of the decision of some countries to take with him his local collaborators for two decades of presence in Afghanistan, many people went to the aerodrome A for an exit ticket.

Among them were Sohail's parents, Mirza Ali, who had worked a security guard at the US embassy, and Suraya, his wife. Fearful of the possibility that, in the middle of the tumult formed, the little one of him could end up suffocated, the father gave the baby to a soldier-he believed it was from the US - making it pass over the fence. They trusted to meet soon with the child, they say. Just five meters separated them from the door to the terminal.

But, suddenly, chaos increased. Eager to enforce your recovery authority against foreigners, Taliban fighters, who had formed a cord just in front of the gate, pushed forward in order to extend the safety perimeter. That caused Mirza Ali, Suraya and four other of his children could not enter the facilities until an hour and a half later. Too late: when they arrived, the baby did not appear anywhere.

That family drama did not alter the difficult evacuation plans. The entire Ahmadí family ended up on a Texas military base; The creature, in the arms of a taxi driver called Hamid Safi. The driver, who had transported the family of his brother to the terminal, had also managed to sneak into it almost at the same time as the Ahmadí. The taxi driver assures Reuters that he came across Sohail in the middle of the marabunta, on the ground, alone and crying disconsolately.

At that time, he decided: "I stay with this baby, if I find your family, I will return it. If not, I would raise it myself," explains Reuters. She made a medical check-up and took care of him all this time. It was not until Reuters gave the news when, as a result of the photos of the small published, Safi's neighbors fell into account that the baby could be lost. Once recognized, Mirza Ali sent Kabul to his father-in-law, Mohammad Qasem Razawi, 67, to look for the little one.

The photographs published by Reuters of the moment of the reunion are explained by themselves. Not only the old man, but also the young driver get rid of tears around the small miracle. "Hamid and his wife cried, just like me, but I reminded them that both are young, that God will give them a male. Not only one, but several. I appreciated having saved the kid at the airport," Razawi said Reuters

Parents, exultant, were able to attend reunion through videoconference, and already prepare family reunification. It will take place in Michigan (USA), where they have settled. "With both parts agree, the baby will be delivered," confirm police sources. The Ahmadí, explain, will pay about 840 euros to the taxi driver for Sreeh's maintenance expenses.

Updated Date: 09 January 2022, 09:31

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