Government Worker Says Family Stranded And Can't Get To Kabul Airport
KABUL - A government worker who is currently trapped in Afghanistan spoke to Fox News Tuesday and told them that her family is allegedly "stranded" and not currently able to make it with her family to the Kabul airport so that they can evacuate.
The woman called "Fatima" to protect her true identity told "Fox and Friends First" that she was unable to make it to the Kabul airport without allegedly being whipped and beaten by Taliban militants.
Fatima says she's attempted to get to the airport multiple times but had to turn back each time she tried. "We are stranded. We can’t get to the airport. When we tried to get to the airport, we are afraid for our lives" she said.
She also said that the Taliban is going door to door looking for Americans or anyone who worked with the United States government. "Our lives are in extreme danger and I don’t know how long it is going to continue" she said.
She said that one of her friends was too afraid to have her own family members escort her to the airport because they could face retaliation from the Taliban. "We are devastated, this needs to get better and this needs to get better faster because we are running out of time, we’re really running out of time" Fatima stated.
Fatima then addressed what White House press secretary Jen Psaki said about it being "irresponsible" to state that Americans are "stranded".
"I would like them to do whatever it takes to get U.S. nationals out and people who worked with the U.S. military, if it’s the system here or whatever it is, bringing more people here, more troops because time is running out".
"My daughter is afraid the Taliban are going to behead me. I had to trick her into saying that the Taliban has brought kittens with them, is giving kittens to kids just to get her mind off of this. I am — I can’t talk to my kids and see them anymore because I don’t know — I don’t know — it makes my fear worse" she exclaimed.
This, in the wake of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby's admission that commanders in Afghanistan only have the authority to rescue Americans stranded in Afghanistan on a 'case by case basis'.