Report: American University Students In Afghanistan ‘Terrified’ After Having A List Of Their Names Given To Taliban
Hundreds of American University students were reportedly sent home after trying to evacuate from Afghanistan and are now “terrified” after having a list with their names and passports shared with the Taliban.
The New York Times reports that hundreds of American University students in Kabul were sent home after trying to evacuate from Afghanistan and are now “terrified” after having a list with their names and passports shared with the Taliban.
The Times describes a last-ditch effort for the students trying to escape the country on U.S. military flights.
Despite a deadline of August 31st for the United States to extract civilians from Kabul airport, the Times writes that “evacuations were permanently called off” and, according to an email sent to the students, the airport “has announced there will be no more rescue flights.”
The email, written by American University president, Ian Bickford, went on to advise the 600 or so students and relatives to return home.
These students had their university taken over by the Taliban, and now they can’t get out of Kabul.
Meanwhile, the Taliban now has their names and passport info.https://t.co/nAM8i1Vkj4
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) August 30, 2021
The email also seems to confirm reports that the United States is providing the Taliban with information regarding civilians trying to make it safely out of Afghanistan. – READ MORE