Issa, a Republican, is among lawmakers and others working to evacuate stranded Americans from Afghanistan
A Republican congressman said Friday that a pregnant California woman who was left behind in Afghanistan has escaped safely.
According to Granthshala 5 in San Diego, US Representative Darrell Issa said in recent media reports that the woman, identified only as Nasria, “braves the beatings and persecutions by the Taliban”.
That abuse also included kicking him in the stomach, Issa said last month. an appearance on Granthshala News.
Issa is among lawmakers and others working to evacuate Americans stranded in Afghanistan after the country fell to the Taliban last month, after 20 years of US military involvement by President Biden. After the September terrorist attacks, there was a withdrawal of US forces in the country. 11, 2001.
Third plane with Americans on board lands in Doha
The Congressman said that 25-year-old Nasaria was on her way home but her husband, whom she married in Afghanistan, was left behind.
On Friday, a plane carrying Americans and others took off from Kabul and landed in Doha, Qatar, but it was not immediately clear whether Nasriya was on that plane.
Earlier this month, Nasria spoke to the Voice of America, claiming at the time that Taliban fighters were “hunting down Americans” as US troops left the country.
“Apparently, they’re going door-to-door… trying to see if anyone has a blue passport,” Nasria told the outlet.
She said Nasriya and her husband attempted to leave Afghanistan through the chaotic airport in Kabul earlier this month, but were unable to board a flight.
“It was very hard to get on the flight,” she told Voice of America. “There were some days when we had to sleep in the streets. People were literally stepping on people. That was so bad.”
A statement from Issa’s office said the congressman had “successfully” facilitated Nasria’s departure from Afghanistan, Granthshala 5 reported, but the details were unclear and it was not immediately known how Nasria left or was killed. Where was the most immediate destination?
Issa first learned about Nasaria from friends who had contacted her office, the station reported. The Congressman and his staff soon established communications within Afghanistan to act on his behalf.
“Weeks of work and countless hours of coordination paid off,” Issa wrote in the statement.
Earlier this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said about 100 US citizens remain in Afghanistan and want to leave, but rescue organizations and others claim the number could be higher, Granthshala 5 reported.
On Wednesday, Issa announced that an elderly California couple, both in their 80s, were leaving Afghanistan and returning home after efforts on their part.
Granthshala News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this story.