Pregnant California woman beaten by Taliban has left Afghanistan, Rep. Issa says
A pregnant California woman who was left behind in Afghanistan has safely escaped from the country, a Republican congressman said Friday.
has safely fled from the country, a Republican congressman said Friday.The woman, identified only as Nasria in recent media reports,"braved beatings and harassment by the Taliban" while she remained there, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa said, according to FOX 5 in San Diego.
That abuse included a kick to her stomach, Issa said last month duringan appearance on Fox News.Issa has been among the lawmakers and others who have been working to evacuate stranded Americans from Afghanistan since the country fell to the Taliban last month following President Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. forces after a 20-year involvement in the country following the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The congressman said Nasria, 25, is heading home but her husband, whom she married while in Afghanistan, remains behind.On Friday, a plane carrying Americans and other evacuees, but it wasn't immediately clear if Nasria was aboard that plane.Nasria, 25, a California resident, has left Afghanistan, according to U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. headtopics.com
Earlier this month, Nasria spoke to Voice of America, claiming at the time that Taliban fighters weresince U.S. troops left the country. "Apparently they’re going door-to-door … trying to see if anybody has a blue passport,"Nasria told the outlet
.Nasria and her husband made attempts to leave Afghanistan via the chaotic airport in Kabul earlier this month but were unable to board a flight, she said."It was so hard to get on a flight," she told Voice of America."There were a couple of days where we had to sleep on streets. People were literally stepping over people. That’s how bad it was."
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks in El Cajon, California, Sept. 26, 2019. (Associated Press)A statement from Issa’s office said the congressman had"successfully facilitated" Nasria’s departure from Afghanistan, FOX 5 reported, but the details were unclear and it wasn’t immediately known how Nasria left or where her most immediate destination was.
Issa first learned about Nasria from friends who had contacted his office, the station reported. The congressman and his staff soon established communications inside Afghanistan to work on her behalf.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Weeks of work and countless hours of coordination paid off," Issa wrote in the statement. headtopics.com
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