The Taliban religious police ordered to be more moderate, but vulnerable Afghans say brutal justice is still being distributed 30-year-old American says US officials have told him that his wife could leave the country withhim but they weren't able to board any of the departing flights Earlier this month he drove to the airport with his wife for a flight but it was canceled at their arrival. He worried for their safety as he left the airport to return to their rented apartment in Kabul, fearing the Taliban would see him leave and target him. Some of his recent conversations with US officials have faltered, he said. Over the past week, my contact with the US State Department has been absolutely useless. It seemed they were looking for information on Google, Wafa said. After my flight was canceled, I said who should I call for help? Should I call the Taliban for help? The lady told me to 'call whoever you think could help you.