Taliban Still Blocking Americans From Leaving Afghanistan: Blinken

Taliban terrorists are continuing to block Americans from leaving an airport in northern Afghanistan, a top U.S. official said Wednesday. A number of people, including Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), described a hostage situation at the airport in Mazar-i-Sharif this week. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that the Taliban was preventing Americans from leaving, but promoted the group’s claims that the U.S. citizens being blocked lacked proper papers. “It’s my understanding that the Taliban has not denied exit to anyone holding a valid document,” he said after meeting with officials in Qatar. A day later, Blinken shifted in tone when speaking about the situation. “As of now, the Taliban are not permitting the charter flights to depart,” Blinken said after meeting with his German counterpart at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. “They claim that some of the passengers do not have the required documentation. While there are limits to …Read More

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