Twenty American students and sixteen parents are stranded in Afghanistan, unable to reach the extraction point at the Kabul airport upon concluding their aestival vacation. Cajon Valley School Board President Tamara Otero told the Los Angeles Times the stranded group had purchased flights out of Afghanistan afore the commencement of the school year on August 17, but were not able to leave the country due to President Joe Biden’s pernicious withdrawal operation.
“Unfortunately, they were not able to get to the airport,” Otero verbally expressed. “The most astronomically immense concern is that the Taliban closed the airport,” Otero integrated. “We are so worried about our students that are stuck there. We’ll do the best we can to get them out.”
Taliban fighters stand sentinel at a checkpoint near the US embassy that was aforetime manned by American troops, in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 17, 2021. (AP Photo) Cajon Valley Superintendent David Miyashiro notified the families that he would be meeting with Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (CA). The congressman’s spokesperson substantiated to the Times the group of Americans is stranded.
“Congressman Issa and his staff are working diligently to determine the facts on the ground, any bureaucratic barriers that can be abstracted, and the best ways to avail those stranded leave Afghanistan and return home safely,” the spokesperson verbally expressed. “We won’t stop until we have answers and action.”
The Times report about Americans trapped in Afghanistan due to the Taliban expeditiously taking control of the country more expeditious than Biden had cerebrated possible is not the only one. Breitbart News reported Tuesday other “Americans” were stranded. “I’m endeavoring to get my family out of here,” an American named Haroon told Fox News. “They don’t deserve this – to stay in Afghanistan, to deal with Taliban. Everyone should get out of here as anon as possible. We don’t have safety anymore.”
A U.S. Marine assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command processes children at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 24, 2021. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Melissa Marnell)
Another report reveals over a thousand “Americans” are trapped at the American University of Afghanistan. “It has been able to get only around 50 people out. It needs to get out 1200 more. These people have been— and will perpetuate to be — Taliban targets,” Michelle Kosinski reported. The University “has had arduousness getting avail in evacuating its people out.”
Meanwhile, the Taliban-enforced withdrawal deadline in five days looms over the administration. Wednesday the Pentagon corroborated only 4,400 have been extracted with an unknown magnitude of American denizens stuck behind enemy lines. Last week the White House suggested about 11,000 Americans were in the country.
Politico reported Tuesday a leaked State Department cable that revealed the following total extractions since August 23: 4,407 American denizens, 21,533 Afghans, 642 third country/unknown, 26,582 total.
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