DESPERATE Afghan women screamed "the Taliban are coming" as they begged troops to save them through the fence at Kabul airport.
Women were filmed reaching their hands through iron railings towards American troops while screaming for help as Afghans face a new horror reality under the ruthless rule of the Taliban.
Taliban gunmen have now surrounded the airport – the only route out of the war-torn country for thousands of refugees and foreign nationals stranded in the capital and nearby provinces.
The militants have reportedly been funnelling people towards a gate on the south side of the airport and demanding documents before civilians can pass.
Shocking video footage also showed crowds pushed up against concrete walls on the airport's north side with shots being fired over the heads of men, women and children to keep them back.
It comes as….
- The first Brits and Afghan refugees touched down in the UK after escaping the Taliban thanks to a dramatic RAF rescue
- Boris Johnson told Joe Biden we must not "lose gains" in Afghanistan as the two leaders finally thrashed out a strategy for the crisis
- A clip emerged showing frantic Afghan stowaways filming themselves as they cling to a US plane moments before some fell to their death
General Sir Nick Carter, the UK's chief of the defence staff, said they are working with the Taliban to ensure people can leave – but he warned there are "a lot of challenges on the ground".
Last night, Taliban thugs reportedly attacked women and children with whips and sticks before firing their guns amid chaos at the airport.
At least half dozen people were injured, including a mother and young boy.
Thousands of citizens have been waiting outside Kabul Airport for a way out – but jihadi thugs used gunfire, whips, sticks, and sharp objects to maintain the crowds, reports claim.
One devastating snap shows a man carrying a bloodied child while another is pictured crying directly into the camera.
Two men tried to save a woman who was injured amid the chaos.
Afghans were left in tears as they watched their fellow countrymen being brutalized by Taliban militants in the jam-packed streets of Kabul.
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On Monday, a stampede at the airport left at least five people dead as thousands stormed planes in a desperate bid to escape Taliban rule.
And frantic stowaways clung to a US jet before some fell hundreds of feet to their death.
It comes as around 20,000 Afghans will be flown to Britain to escape the Taliban in one of the biggest resettlements in our history.
The PM will vow to rescue women and girls in particular from the clutches of the fanatics.
He will vow to honour the "debt" the country owes the Afghan people by rescuing the most vulnerable.
The programme — one of the biggest of its kind in British history — will focus on giving asylum to women, girls and religious minorities fleeing persecution.
It will run for five years, with 5,000 Afghans offered asylum this year alone.
It comes on top of the existing ARAP scheme, which will give asylum to 5,000 interpreters and other Afghans who worked with Britain over the past 20 years.
This year, 10,000 desperate Afghans will be given a home in the UK, with a total of 25,000 welcomed over the next five years.
And last night an RAF Voyager carrying the first Afghans cleared to come to the UK touched down at Brize Norton.
Meanwhile, a Taliban leader declared their victory a "proud moment for the nation" yesterday and vowed to impose Sharia law on Afghanistan.
Zabihullah Mujahid appeared in public for the first time after 20 years in the shadows after the fanatics' stunning success in defeating the government.
Mujahid said the Taliban "are committed to the rights of women" – but added that would be "under the system of Sharia".
Many had doubted he even existed but in an extraordinary moment he took to the stage to say "after 20 years of struggle we have emancipated our country and expelled foreigners".
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