A moving and sobering video shares the emotional reunion between an Afghan refugee with his loved ones at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Tuesday after surviving being shot in the head by the Taliban.
“I just got shot,” he said wearing a thick bandage wrapped around his head after hugging his cousin and a friend. He added, “like weeks ago… in Afghanistan, by the Taliban.”
Despite barely surviving a shot to the head, the man was in good spirits and smiled widely as he was reunited with his family. He is one of a reported 82,300 people the White House claims they have now evacuated from Afghanistan as it falls to the Taliban. The implosion began early in August before the terrorist group entered Kabul seizing control while U.S. diplomats were air-lifted out by helicopter.
It’s unknown where or under what circumstances the unnamed man was shot, according to the Daily Mail. It could have easily been at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport where thousands are desperately clamoring to get in and be flown to safety far away from the clutches of the Taliban. Once at Dulles, refugees could breathe a sigh of relief and relish their freedom and safety.
(Video Credit: Daily Mail)
As Afghans flooded Dulles with children in tow, hundreds celebrated their fortunate escape from Afghanistan.
The children were stark reminders of those who are in peril in the terrorist-held country. A little girl in pink played with a small American flag while waiting with her parents for relatives. Another woman was photographed carrying her sleeping child as she boarded a bus. A little boy could be seen goofing off across the floor of the terminal while sticking out his tongue.
For the fortunate Afghan refugees who make it to American soil, the nightmare is over. However, thousands are trapped in a devolving hellish fate in Afghanistan and are at the mercy of the Taliban who will rule with an iron fist and a sharpened sword.
From Dulles, refugees will be evacuated to multiple cities in Texas. Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, and Austin are taking in more than 500 refugees. They are being housed at Fort Bliss in El Paso temporarily.
Other states that will open their doors to the Afghan refugees include Washington, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, and New York. Cities taking in Afghans include Portland, Las Vegas, Chicago, Baltimore, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Buffalo, and others, according to ABC 7 News Buffalo.
Airbnb has volunteered 20,000 homes for Afghan refugees globally. The company will foot the bill for them.
President Joe Biden is not budging on the Aug. 31 deadline for getting out of Afghanistan. Many contend that is not possible and thousands of Americans and Afghan allies will be stranded behind enemy lines with no options left but to wait for the Taliban to come knocking.
On Monday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff announced that it was “unlikely” that we would be able to evacuate all U.S. citizens and Afghan translators, and other U.S. allies by August 31, directly contradicting President Biden.
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“Given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated, the number of [Special Immigration Visas], the number of others who are members of the Afghan press, civil society leaders women leaders, it’s hard for me to imagine all of that can be accomplished between now and the end of the month,” he stated.
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