According to the Washington Examiner, over the weekend, disturbing reports emerged regarding a pregnant American who is trapped in Afghanistan by the Taliban and she seems to be in grave danger.
The woman, reportedly from California, is being identified at this time only as “Nasaria.” The 25-year-old is one of the 100–200 Americans still trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan thanks to President Joe Biden’s disastrous handling of the evacuation from Kabul.
A terrifying situation
Nasaria explained her perilous situation in an interview with Voice of America (VOA). She traveled to Afghanistan, specifically to Kabul, in June to visit family as well as to marry her boyfriend. Now, with the Taliban in control, she says that she fears she will never have the ability to leave.
“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?” she said.
Nasaria claimed that following the U.S. military’s total withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban began “hunting Americans,” adding, “Apparently, they’re going door to door now trying to see if anyone has a blue passport.”
Nasaria’s attempted escape
Nasaria explained to VOA how she and her husband attempted to flee Afghanistan when the U.S. was still in the process of evacuating people.
“The situation at the airport felt surreal,” she said. “It was so hard to get on a flight. 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.”
After contacting the U.S. State Department, Nasaria said she was directed to go to an area where she would be escorted to an evacuation flight. However, that plan fell through when she encountered the Taliban.
“Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue walking and they [the Taliban] 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 or they would shoot me. That’s how it was and I’ve never in my life have ever experienced anything like this.”
At that point, Nasaria said that her husband pleaded with the Taliban to let her be evacuated by herself, and apparently the Taliban was open to that idea. Ultimately, Nasaria decided that she would not leave the country without him.
The big question at the moment is whether or not Nasaria and the other Americans who are still trapped in Afghanistan will be able to escape. The answer, at the current time, remains unclear.
Based on what the Biden administration is saying, the matter, more or less, is quite literally in the hands of the Taliban.