An American mom trapped in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is worried she’ll never see her kids again and in hiding with family members and Afghan allies – unable to reach Kabul’s U.S.-held airport for a chance at an evacuation, she said Saturday.
“I really have given up hope, given up on the hope of going to the airport,” the woman, whose identity is being withheld due to concerns for her safety, told Fox News. “It’s just not possible to make it through all those people.”
She said there are as many as 20 Taliban checkpoints between her and the airport – and she’s one of an uncertain number of American citizens trapped behind enemy lines.
“Every moment that a car passes by, I feel like they are going to pull in and execute us. I don’t know if I’m going to see my children again.”
She was whipped by Taliban fighters on one attempt to get through, she said. A man standing near her was shot in the head on another try, leaving his wife and baby in tears. Since then, she’s been in hiding.
“We are devastated,” she said. “We’re scared for our lives. Every moment that a car passes by, I feel like they are going to pull in and execute us. I don’t know if I’m going to see my children again.”
She said the situation was dire – even hopeless. She would rather commit suicide than allow the Taliban to capture her. And despite Taliban assurances to the U.S. that Americans would be allowed to pass through the checkpoints surrounding the airport, she said she fears showing her U.S. passport to militants who could be members of other terror groups, including ISIS and al Qaeda.
“Please, Mr. President, please evacuate us. We need help.”
“They’re labeled as Taliban, but who really knows?” she said. “They don’t have a uniform on, a proper military uniform or law enforcement, where you can recognize them. They’re all armed.”
She had a message for the president, speaking through tears: “Please, Mr. President, please evacuate us. We need help.”
The White House did not immediately provide a response to this woman’s plea.
In a 27-second audio recording sent to West Virginia Rep. Carol Miller’s office, she can be heard struggling to speak through her tears.
“Hour by hour it’s getting more difficult,” she says, between sobs. “Even when the cars pass by I feel like they’re gonna stop at the door out there and the Taliban out there are gonna come in and kill us.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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