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Sep 1, 2021
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The United States abandons the translator who saved Biden in Afghanistan

The US did not evacuate translator Mohammed from Afghanistan, who in 2008 helped rescue US Senators Joe Biden, John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, who were stranded after their helicopter was forced to land in an Afghan valley during a blizzard, reports The Wall Street Journal.

According to the newspaper, in 2008 the crew signaled for help. Together with the rapid reaction force of the 82nd US Airborne Division, Mohammed went to rescue the senators.

“Hello, Mr. President. Save me and my family. Don’t leave me here, “the newspaper quotes the words of Mohammed’s appeal to the current US President Joe Biden.

According to the newspaper, Mohammed and his four children are hiding from the Taliban *, and his many years of attempts to get out of Afghanistan were unsuccessful due to bureaucratic difficulties.

The publication writes that after the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, Mohammed went to the gates of the Kabul airport, but the US military was ready to let him in alone, without his wife and children.

In February 2008, it was reported that the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat Senator Joseph Biden, as well as Republican Senator Chuck Hagel and Democrat Senator John Kerry, were safely flown to Bagram Air Force Base after a military helicopter on which they flew from Pakistan to Kabul, made an emergency landing in the mountains of Afghanistan due to the onset of a snowstorm.

In early August 2021, the Taliban intensified their offensive against government forces in Afghanistan. Already on August 15, the Taliban entered the capital and took control of the presidential palace, and the next day they announced that the war in Afghanistan was over and the form of government in the state would become clear in the near future. The only province not under their control is Panjshir, northeast of Kabul.

The seizure of power by the Taliban took place against the backdrop of the withdrawal of Western allies’ troops, which ended on Tuesday night following the results of a 20-year mission. The airport in Kabul, from where the evacuation of foreigners and allies was carried out, came under the full control of the Taliban. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the US was defeated and failed to achieve its goals in Afghanistan.

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