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‘Nowhere Is Safe’: ISIS Threat Spurs Airport Chaos in Kabul

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23.08.2021

Despite President Joe Biden’s promise to evacuate Afghan partners as quickly as possible, two female Afghan reporters in Kabulwho are on the Taliban’s “kill list” and have asked to not be named due to fear of reprisal—told The Daily Beast their window to escape is growing smaller by the hour.

That’s because, as the Taliban's terror-filled regime continues to take hold, ISIS threats appear to be gaining a foothold at Kabul’s airport, compounding an already dreadful evacuation crisis. According to a U.S. defense official who spoke to CNN, there’s a “strong possibility” that the ISIS terror group branch “ISIS-K” is planning an attack on the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

“Security is very bad. ISIS is going in. Anything can happen,” a female Afghan journalist in her 40s, who made a second failed attempt to evacuate Kabul with her sixteen family members on Saturday, told The Daily Beast. “We left our home without water or a washroom for twelve hours. We got to the back of the [airport] gate. My mom was getting worse and having trouble breathing. The crowd was very bad.”

The reporter described horrific scenes at the airport, including desperate parents trying to pass their children off to soldiers stationed at the airport. “The Taliban beat my cousin and my brother outside the gate. There is no reason why they beat them. They just do... I don't know how many times........

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