Una coppia di San Diego intrappolata in Afghanistan torna negli Stati Uniti dopo settimane di molestie da parte dei talebani, Darrell Issa dice

“Questo è motivo di festa e il risultato di quasi innumerevoli ore di lavoro in condizioni molto difficili,” Issa ha detto nel comunicato pubblicato sul suo sito web. “Il nostro team semplicemente non si arrenderebbe, and today it paid off and we got them home. While we have made extraordinary progress, but we’re not stopping until everyone comes home.

The names of the couple, both in their 80s, were being withheld because of safety concerns since they still have family in Afghanistan, secondo il suo ufficio.

Issa’s office began helping the couple logistically after their granddaughter, Zuhal, contacted his office to tell him they had been repeatedly stopped by the Taliban at airport checkpoints for weeks. Her last name was also withheld for safety reasons.

His office didn’t detail how the couple got out of the country.

Taliban personnel stand beside a plane at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, giovedi, Sett. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Taliban personnel stand beside a plane at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, giovedi, Sett. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

RAPPRESENTANTE. ISSA ANNOUNCES 2 SAN DIEGO FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY FREED FROM AFGHANISTAN

The couple is among 33 San Diegans Issa has helped get out of the country since the U.S. withdrew forces and the Taliban took over, il pubblicazione disse.

Among them were six families from San Diego’s El Cajon neighborhood who had traveled to the country in the spring to visit relatives.

One family who has students enrolled in the Cajon Valley Union School District remains stuck in Afghanistan. El Cajon, east of San Diego, has a large refugee population.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress this week that about 100 NOI. citizens remain in the country and want to leave. Rescue groups and lawmakers believe the number could be higher.

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