“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? What’s going to happen?'”
A young woman from California going by the name ‘Narisa’ is pregnant and trapped in Afghanistan. She claims to have been kicked in the stomach by members of the Taliban and says they are going door to door, hunting for Americans.
Can you even imagine being in her current position?
Brie Stimson reports at FOX News:
Taliban is ‘hunting Americans,’ says California mom-to-be left behind in Afghanistan
A pregnant woman named Nasria, a California native, flew to Afghanistan in June to visit family and get married. As of early September, she remained one of the estimated 100 to 200 Americans left behind in the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to a report.
Now that the U.S. military is gone, the Taliban is “hunting Americans,” she told the Voice of America.
“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? What’s going to happen?'” Nasria, 25, who asked to be referred to only by her first name for safety reasons, said.
“Apparently they’re [the Taliban] going door-to-door … trying to see if anybody has a blue passport,” she said.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who has been working to rescue Americans remaining in Afghanistan, said during an appearance on Fox News that Nasria had been kicked in the stomach by Taliban fighters.
“Anyone who says there aren’t people stranded is wrong,” Issa said during the broadcast.
Alia Shoaib of The Insider has more:
Pregnant US woman trapped in Afghanistan says the Taliban are ‘hunting Americans’
Nasria described the traumatic experience of trying to leave Afghanistan amidst the chaos at Kabul airport.
She said she and her husband spend days sleeping on the streets around the airport, hoping to get on a flight.
She eventually got in touch with the State Department, who told her to meet them at a specific location near the airport, but despite waiting for 12-13 hours at the location with no food and water, no officials arrived.
Nasria had permission to enter the airport and board an evacuation flight, but Taliban guards prevented her from getting past them.
“Our troops were literally at the gate, just waiting for us to continue walking, and [Taliban fighters] had blocked us,” she told VOA.
At one point, she managed to get past the fighters. “They started shooting right by my leg and told me to come back, or they will shoot me,” she told the outlet.
In the video below, she talks about her efforts to leave Afghanistan and what the Taliban is doing:
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has been working tirelessly to get remaining Americans out of Afghanistan, and he is aware of her situation.
Nasria, a pregnant American citizen, has braved beatings and harassment by the Taliban trying to get past their checkpoints to return to the US. This is one of the individuals we continue to help. All should know the Americans left behind in Afghanistan by President Biden.
— Rep. Darrell Issa (@repdarrellissa) September 1, 2021
The Biden administration is already trying to move on from Afghanistan, but this is an ongoing crisis.
This young woman is one of many Americans who are still trapped.
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