A young pregnant California woman and her husband are among the hundreds of Americans still trapped in Afghanistan after the Biden administration finalized its troop pull-out, pandering to the Taliban’s August 31 deadline demands.
Daily Mail UK is reporting the woman has been forced into hiding after the Taliban blocked her at a checkpoint and kicked her in the stomach. “California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa is working on trying to get the woman, who he called ‘Nasria,’ out and described her harrowing experiences that forced her to go into hiding in an interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday” reports the Daily Mail.
“She was kicked in the stomach, but she was kicked in the stomach well after – as she got through the first checkpoint for hours, waiting for those people at the south point to supposedly come and get her,” Republican lawmaker Issa explained.
“It wasn’t until it was clear they had closed, they weren’t taking anyone else for quite a while that finally, she accepted that she was going to have to go back and hide in her apartment” he added. Daily Mail reports “She never made it onto a US military evacuation flight. The last C-17 jet left Hamid Karzai International Airport at 3:29 p.m. ET on August 30. It carried the remainder of troops on the ground, embassy staff including Ambassador Ross Wilson, and Major General Christopher Donahue.”
Outrageously, no American civilians were on the last five flights to leave. Before US forces left, Issa said the woman made “multiple trips” to the airport. “We’ve agreed that she’s going to stay sheltered in place, hiding her identity and hoping that her friends will continue to bring her food and keep her secret until frankly, we can come up with something new,” said Rep. Issa.