During the US evacuation, an Afghan baby was handed over to troops and later reunited with his family.

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During the US evacuation, an Afghan baby was handed over to troops and later reunited with his family.

A BABY BOY who was given to troops to save his life during the chaos of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan has been reunited with his family.

Following the Taliban takeover, Sohail Ahmadi was photographed being handed over to a soldier by his father, Mirza Ali Ahmadi, at the perimeter wall of Kabul airport.

It was to save his two-month-old son from being crushed to death, he claimed.

However, he was pushed back by the crowds at the airport, where he thought he would find Sohail.

Hamid Safi, a 29-year-old taxi driver, was later discovered with the child in the city.

He’d brought him home and raised him as his own child.

Sohail has been reunited with his grandfather Mohammad in Kabul after more than seven weeks of pleadings, negotiations, and Mr Safi’s brief detention by Taliban police.

Relatives say they will make every effort to reunite him with his father, a US embassy guard, mother Suraya, and siblings, who were all evacuated to the United States in August.

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