An Afghan interpreter who helped save Joe Biden in 2008, Aman Khalili, finally escaped Afghanistan with the help American veterans after hiding for weeks in fear for his life. Khalili appeared on "Fox & Friends First describing the dangers to US allies in this war-torn country amid the Taliban's "repressive policies ". "
"For them, life is very dangerous because the Taliban have policies of repressionnot. They have no mercy on anyone, especially people who worked with US forces, ”Khalili said.
"We are infidels to the Taliban. They are killing us for no reason.
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" They are afraid and are hiding somewhere and do not have the freedom to leave their homes.… They have fear of the Taliban, "Khalili said.
Although the State Department has suggested there are about 100 Americans stranded in Afghanistan in mid-September, it is not known exactly how many US citizens and US allies remain in this country torn apart by war.
L The Biden administration has been criticized for not doing enough to help citizens and their allies escape . Despite this, a lot of data veteran groups have organized private efforts to save those who still want to escape.
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"There are a lot of people there, " , Khalili said. "They work with the American forcesin Afghanistan and they are still there. "
Khalili explained that there are many people in similar situations, including other Afghan interpreters who still need help to leave the country.
"I asked Mr. President that there were many people left like me," Khalili explained. "The president also took a step back and told reporters he was going to evacuate everyone who worked with US forces in Afghanistan. "
" Many people are waiting and calling me and other people who have left Afghanistan. "
Khalili fled Afghanistan last week with his family and was able to arrive in Islamabad before flying to Doha. He described the treacherous journey to Pakistan traveling hundreds of kilometers to seek safety for himself andhis family.
"It was a very dangerous route and there were a lot of checkpoints, " Khalili said.
In 2008, Khalili was part of a team deployed to rescue a group of US Senators, including Joe Biden, after their Black Hawk helicopters were forced to land in bad weather.