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Afghan interpreter appealed for evacuation: Reports

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, a local interpreter who had helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 implored the US commander in chief to evacuate and his family, after the US troops withdrew from Afghanistan ending a war that lasted nearly 20 years.

The interpreter is among the several allies who have been left behind after the US troops completed evacuations on Monday. He is currently in hiding with his wife and four children, the Journal reported.

Mohammad chose to not give his full name for safety reasons gave a message to the newspaper, “Hello Mr. President: Save me and my family… Don’t forget me here. I can’t leave my house… I’m very scared”.

According to WSG, Mohammed was an interpreter for the US Army and a part of the team that helped rescue Joe Biden, who was a Senator then, and other US Diplomats.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki thanked the interpreter for his service Tuesday and said assured that the US remains committed to getting Afghan allies out of the country.

“We will get you out… We will honor your service, Psaki told WSJ after Mohammed’s message was read to the president. The current evacuation of Mohammed and others like him has been hampered by the special immigrant visa process that would ensure entry into the United States. Let’s see till when the govt can protect such left behind innocents.

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