Photos Shared From Kabul Airport Show Uplifting Moments Between Afghan Kids And Marines

Approaching a week since the Taliban forces first jolted a worldwide audience with their siege of Kabul, lingering concern grows heavier with the American people over the safety of thousands of citizens still stuck in the Afghan capital.

As the turmoil from these events escalates by the day, a brief moment of levity was shared out of Hamid Karzai International Airport on Friday.

Images released by the U.S. State Dept. showed Marines assisting with a range of activities from within the Kabul airport. Whether it's keeping lookout on the hostile grounds, or providing Afghan people with essentials, the Marines were active in helping a community fully abandoned by their government.

The American personnel were also seen interacting with the Afghan children, cheerfully playing games and even holding babies — inches away from weaponry with a world's worth of confidence.

A crew of US Marines en route to the Kabul airport were also photographed, seen enjoying their own bit of levity to the crisis at hand.

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