An American family trapped in Afghanistan is pleading with President Joe Biden’s administration for assistance, fearing that their safety is at risk following the Taliban’s sweeping offensive.
Haroon, a U.S. citizen who is unable to leave Afghanistan, appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning to describe the ongoing chaos within the capital city of Kabul, as well as to issue a plea for help for his family and others trapped in the city, Fox News reported. The outlet did not provide Haroon’s last name.
The plea comes only days after the Biden administration instructed U.S. citizens within the county to “shelter in place” and to not head to Kabul’s airport amid reports of security threats. It also comes only days after the Taliban overran the capital.
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“I was in the airport — Kabul airport — 20 minutes ago,” Haroon told the Fox and Friends panel. “I went to see if I [could] get in because I got an email from the embassy.”
The email, according to Fox News, told Haroon that the embassy was open and encouraged him to get to the airport.