I don’t know if I’ll ever see my kids again: American fears Taliban and asks Biden for help

An American stranded in Kabul claimed she was whipped by the Taliban and saw another man shot as she tried to get to the airport to flee Afghanistan, Fox News reported.

The woman, whose identity was withheld for security reasons, said there were 20 checkpoints manned by armed Taliban fighters between her location and Kabul International Airport.

On one occasion, she was whipped by an insurgent on her way to the airport, while a man next to her was shot in the head, leaving his wife and child in tears.

The woman is now in hiding with family members and Afghan allies. Unable to get to the airport for fear of the Taliban, she asked US President Joe Biden to get her out of Afghanistan.

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“Every moment a car passes, I have the feeling that they are going to stop and execute us. I don’t know if I will see my children again,” we can hear in an audio recording sent to Bureau. from West Virginia Representative Carol Miller.

The woman said the situation in Afghanistan was “dire, if not desperate,” saying Taliban militants had been going door to door, bringing together people who worked with the US military or NATO. She added that she would rather kill herself than be captured by the Taliban.

“Every hour it gets more and more difficult … I have the impression that the Taliban will come and kill us. Please, Mr. President, evacuate us. We need help, “pleaded the woman, crying.

His brother, a former translator and military contractor now in the UK, claimed two of his colleagues were killed by Taliban fighters within a week of the Kabul takeover.

The woman’s husband, who is safe in the US state of Virginia with their children, fears the Taliban will impose an Internet blackout to shut down communications and keep the rest of the world in the dark. any violation of human rights.

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The US embassy has issued a new security warning telling Americans in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul airport without individual instruction from a US government official, AP reported.

U.S. Army Major General Hank Taylor, deputy director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for regional operations, told Pentagon reporters on Saturday that the United States had evacuated 17,000 people, including 2,500 U.S. citizens, via Kabul airport since August 15.

US officials estimate there are as many as 15,000 Americans in Afghanistan, but admit they don’t have reliable numbers.

Evacuations were hampered by checks and logistical constraints, as well as Taliban fighters prowling the perimeter outside the airport and stationed at several checkpoints en route. Currently, 5,200 US troops are on the ground to assist with the evacuation process.

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