A pregnant girl from Southern California who was crushed by the Taliban in Afghanistan has safely returned residence to San Diego, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa introduced Friday.
Among the many a whole bunch of Individuals who remained in Afghanistan after the final U.S. airplane left on Aug. 31 was a girl who solely goes by the identify of Nasria, a pregnant 25-year-old who was kicked within the abdomen by Taliban officers. As of Friday, she departed Afghanistan en path to California, the congressman confirmed.
“Numerous hours of coordination by our staff paid off. Nasria is on her approach residence from Afghanistan,” Issa tweeted.
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Nasria and her husband tried to go away via the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this month, however they had been unable to e-book a flight. After listening to Nasria’s story, Issa stated he instantly started to work with contacts in Afghanistan to deliver her residence. The husband remained in Afghanistan after Nasria departed, the congressman stated.
Whereas she was in Afghanistan, Nasria stated that Individuals had been being hunted by the Taliban.
“Apparently, they’re going door-to-door … attempting to see if anyone has a blue passport,” she stated in an interview with Voice of America earlier this month.
Nasria additionally commented on how laborious it was to get on a airplane, at the same time as an American, saying individuals had been sleeping within the streets.
“Individuals had been actually stepping over one another. That is how unhealthy it was,” she instructed the outlet.
Issa represents a big portion of the East County area in California close to San Diego, which has a big inhabitants of Afghan Individuals. The congressman has labored to assist evacuate 33 San Diegans from Afghanistan, together with one couple of their 80s .
“We proceed to work across the clock to make sure a whole bunch of Americans stranded in Afghanistan are capable of escape,” Issa stated in a press launch . “Nothing ends till our group is as soon as once more reunited with family members.”
Whereas officers’ preliminary estimates steered a whole bunch of Individuals remained in Afghanistan after the Aug. 31 U.S. troop withdrawal, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has since stated “hundreds” of lawful everlasting residents of america seemingly stay in Afghanistan.
Roughly 60,000 Afghan evacuees reached the U.S. between Aug. 17 and Sept. 9.