Pregnant American Trapped By Taliban Breaks Her Silence: 'What Hope Am I Suppose To Gave Now?'
Californian Republican Rep. Darrell Issa brought attention to a pregnant American who he says was targeted by the Taliban. The woman referred to as 'Nasria' has reportedly tried to flee Afghanistan but was blocked by gunpoint by the Taliban.
"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," the California Republican explained.
Nasria went into hiding after the Taliban reportedly kicked the pregnant woman in the stomach. She has now broken her silence and is speaking out about what's really going on under the 'new' (old) Taliban.
In an exclusive interview with Voice of America, Nasria recounted her harrowing experience desperately trying to enter the Kabul airport.
"It was so hard to just get on a flight. There was (sic) a couple days where we had to sleep on streets. People were literally stepping over people. That's how bad it was," Nasria explained.
"There's been days, you know, where I think to myself, 'Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here?" Nasria said.
Nasria traveled to Afghanistan in June to visit family and marry her long-time boyfriend when the Taliban quickly took over Kabul and trapped the pregnant American following Biden's messy withdrawal. She says she was told by the State Department that she would be given safe passage but explained even when she showed her American Passport, she was denied access to the airport.
"Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue walking and they had blocked us," she said. "There was a time that like, I went past them and started walking as fast as I can, and they started shooting right by my leg and told me to come back."
Now the State Department has promised Nasria safe passage again, but the young mother-to-be is full of doubt.
"If I was only 15 steps away from the airport, and I was told people are going to come out of the airport to get me— so what hope am I supposed to have now?" Nasria said.
Her worries are not unjustified as reports that the Taliban have begun going door-to-door in search of Americans. The Taliban also has reportedly taken 6 US planes hostage in a sense. Preventing them from leaving even though they have permission to do so. No demands have been made but I'm sure that's all in due time.