Afghan woman has baby aboard U.S. aircraft

This photo was taken moments after an Afghan woman gave birth to a baby girl on a U.S. evacuation aircraft on Saturday (August 21).

According to a tweet by the U.S. Air Mobility Command, the mother went into labor and began having complications on board.

And the aircraft commander decided to descend in altitude to increase air pressure in the aircraft, which helped stabilize and save the mother's life.

The U.S. Air Force also posted photos of medical personnel rushing to help the mother and baby on the tarmac at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

It added the mother and baby were, quote, "in good condition".

They were transported to a medical facility.

The woman was part of a group fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan and was on the second stage of an evacuation flight that had taken off from a base in the Middle East.

Thousands of desperate people gather at Kabul airport every day in the hope of fleeing Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers.

According to a NATO official, at least 20 people have died in the past seven days in and around the airport.

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