A pregnant California girl recognized solely as Nasaria is without doubt one of the 100-200 Individuals who stay stranded in Afghanistan on the mercy of the brand new Taliban regime.
Nasaria says the Taliban are “looking Individuals” now that the U.S. army presence has fully withdrawn from the area.
“I believe to myself, ‘Am I going to make it residence? Am I going to finish up residing right here? Am I going to finish up dying right here? What’s going to occur?'” she advised Voice of America in an interview . “Apparently they’re [the Taliban] going door-to-door… attempting to see if anyone has a blue passport .”
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Nasaria says she and her Afghan husband scrambled to attempt to make a flight overseas through the U.S. evacuation effort.
“The state of affairs on the airport felt surreal,” she mentioned. “It was so exhausting to get on a flight. There have been a few days the place we needed to sleep on streets… Individuals have been actually stepping over individuals. That’s how unhealthy it was.”
“I’ve by no means in my life have skilled something like this… It was like actually a film scene,” she continued.
Nasaria explains that she and her husband have been confronted and even shot at by the Taliban after they tried to stroll towards a boarding flight.
“Our troops have been actually on the gate simply ready for us to proceed strolling and so they had blocked us,” she defined. She started strolling sooner, attempting to blast previous the obstructing Taliban, after they “began taking pictures proper by my leg and advised me to come back again or they’ll shoot me,” she mentioned.
Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, has been working to rescue stranded U.S. residents in Afghanistan because the U.S. withdrawal. She mentioned that Nasaria was assaulted by Taliban troopers and kicked within the abdomen whereas pregnant. “Anybody who says there aren’t individuals stranded is mistaken,” Issa mentioned final week.