Sohail, 2 months, entrusted to American soldier in chaos at Kabul airport, finally reunited with his parents

“We were in a sorry state for the past five months […] But when we found our baby, we were happy that God had returned our child to us. "

Five months ago, in the kabul airport chaos after the Taliban take power, a father entrusts his son, his baby, only 2 months old, to an American soldier, in the hope of sheltering him while he returns to the airport. But this father, Mirza Ali Ahmadi, a former US Embassy security guard, has not found his son. An appeal was then launched around the world in the hope of finding him. And this appeal finally found a happy outcome.

After 5 months of separation, baby Sohail has finally reunited with his family. Agence France Presse reports the words of a taxi driver, Hamid Safi, who claims to have found him crying, abandoned on the airport floor. The latter explains having sought his family, or women to breastfeed him, without success. It was finally from his wife that a solution came.

“So I called my wife and she told me to take the baby home. If we had not found his family, we would have protected and raised him as our own child. "

After looking for her son for three days at Kabul airport, the desperate Mirza Ali Ahmadi ended up flying to the United States with his wife and their four other children.

Last week, thanks to police and social media, Sohail's family were able to track him down in Kabul. He was then entrusted to his grandfather.

Contacted by phone, the father testified to his joy.

“We were in a sorry state for the past five months […] But when we found our baby, we were happy that God had returned our child to us. "

If the family who took care of him for five months are also delighted with such an outcome, they are nonetheless affected by this heartbreaking separation. Sohail's grandfather was able to invite them to his home in Kabul. He explains to Agence France Presse that they "were very attached to him".

The process is underway for Sohail to reunite with his family in the United States, but it could take a long time.

MC (with AFP)

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