Translator Aman Khalili, who worked for the US Army, and his family have been evacuated from Afghanistan. They moved to Pakistan, then to another safe country, informs ABC News.
In 2008, Khalili helped rescue US President Joe Biden. Then he served as Senator from Delaware State. Biden and two other senators arrived in Afghanistan on a visit. Their helicopter was caught in a blizzard and made an emergency landing. Several people, including Khalili, went to help. Thanks to their efforts, the senators were able to be taken out of the dangerous area.
In August 2021, when the US military began to evacuate its soldiers and citizens who were helping them from Afghanistan, Khalili was unable to obtain a special immigration visa. Then he turned to Biden through several American media outlets. And he asked the president to take him out of the country. “Save me and my family. Don’t forget me here,” the translator wrote.
The Human First Coalition, which evacuated Khalili and about two hundred Afghans from the “risk group”, thanked the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and several employees of the US State Department for their help.
- American troops have been in Afghanistan for almost 20 years. The operation in this country began shortly after the September 11 attacks, organized by the leader of the terrorist movement “Al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia) Osama bin Laden, who was then living in Afghanistan. In addition to al-Qaeda, the Taliban have long been the opponents of the United States in this war.
- The last American plane left Kabul airport on August 30, 2021. After that, the Taliban declared the end of the war and their “victory” in it.