Desperate Afghanis Try to Flee Country in Wake of Taliban Takeover

August 19, 2021

As Taliban fighters took control of Kabul last weekend, a U.S. Marine rushed to get his Afghan translator out of the country. Major Thomas Schueman tells Inside Edition he used his military connections to direct the interpreter, known only as “Zak,” to the airport gate, where he and his family were whisked away. Fear and uncertainty continue in Afghanistan as the Taliban tries to solidify its control of the country. Fearing for her life, Afghan pop singer Aryana Sayeed escaped on a U.S. cargo plane.

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