December 3, 2021

‘Save them before they get killed’: Former interpreters for US marines pray family will make it out of Afghanistan safely

After the assaults Thursday that left dozens useless in Kabul, it is turning into extra pressing for folks in the USA to get their households in Afghanistan out to security.

Two former Afghan interpreters for the U.S. marines fear if they cannot get their family out now, they by no means will.

Whereas preventing the Conflict in Afghanistan, the USA enlisted the help of many Afghan folks. A number of excursions, greater than 20 years of service and numerous American lives saved mixed.

That is the story of two males who had been former interpreters for the U.S. marines in Afghanistan.

“We have seen lots and lots of things,” Farhad Ahmadi mentioned. “People died in front of my eyes. It was tragic to be there and watch all of that, but we had to be there to help the people and help the United States.”

“I was in the the worst place at Helmand Province,” Wali mentioned. “I never refused any mission, I just saved so many marines. I did my part, but today I am asking and seeking for help, for all those people that see and hear my voice, to help me and my family.”

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Now residing within the US, these males are watching the scenes in Afghanistan with worry and dread, as they have family members nonetheless there.

Wali lived in Harmony after his tour before shifting to Texas, he says his mom, sister, three brothers and nieces are desperately making an attempt to flee.

He says they haven’t any cash and are on the run from Taliban forces as a result of his affiliation with the Marines. He fears they are virtually out of time.

“The Taliban is taking it easy because of the US Troops. August 31, they’re going to pull all of the troops out of Afghanistan,” Wali mentioned. “They will kill every single member of anyone involved with the US, or Afghan national army or police or anyone.”

Congressman Ro Khanna says he feels for the members of his district who’re scared like these males that their households could by no means make it house.

He says the federal government continues to do all they can to convey everybody house safely.

“I will not stop my advocacy and I will make sure the state department, and the White House and the President do not give up on making sure our commitment is fulfilled to people that worked for us for for family members of American citizens,” Rep. Khanna mentioned.

Rep. Khanna encourages anybody looking for assist getting family out of Afghanistan to contact his workplace.

Wali misplaced his father to the Taliban when he served as an interpreter for the US within the early 2000’s.

He’s pleading with the federal government so he will not lose the remaining of his family.

“Please, step up and take care of our family,” Wali mentioned. “Save them before they get killed.”