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6 Aircraft in Afghanistan Packed with Americans Grounded for 36 Hours; US State Department Won’t Let Them Leave


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There is late breaking news coming out of Afghanistan.

There are reportedly 6 planes in Afghanistan packed with Americans.

But they’re trapped.

They’ve been grounded at the airport for 36 hours.

Why?

Because they’re not allowed to leave…

By whom? The Taliban?

No, these Americans are not allowed to leave because of the U.S. State Department.

That’s right.

Six aircraft filled with Americans are trapped in Afghanistan because our State Department will not permit them to leave.

This news is from Emily J. Miller, a former senior political correspondent at One America News Network.

She is a DC insider with many contacts in Afghanistan.

And now she’s announcing the news on her verified Twitter account.

Miller also published her sources.

These aren’t anonymous sources.

These are names and positions in the U.S. army.

Her sources are:

MARK — RETIRED SPECIAL OPERATOR IN THE U.S.

JOHN – RETIRED SPECIAL OPS IN KABUL

MATT- RETIRED U.S. ARMY COLONEL ASSISTING SPECIAL OPS, CALLING HIM

JIM INTERNATIONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS

JOE – GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR “JOE” HELPING RESCUE AFGHAN ALLIES

CHRIS– FORMER EMPLOYER OF THE RET. SPECIAL OPS IN AFGHANISTAN

Aside from her tweets, Emily provided more information on her website.

According to The Post:

5pm

I’ve talked to special operators in the region and the State Department. I have connected people with phone numbers for the six charter planes. I believe the process will start moving forward to clear those planes to take off with the Americans citizens to a safe place. Then the others Afghans will be taken to a place to process visas and documentation.

The only reason this is complicated is because the government stopped doing its job on Aug. 30, so private citizens (retired military) had to step in and do it. There are no clear lines of communication.

2:20pm

Important to get this fixed in DC. My source is former special operator who is in the UAE:

There are six aircraft in Afghanistan with American citizens onboard that have been sitting on the ground for 36 hours at Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport (OAMS).

We’re in contact with the airline and AMCITs [American Citizens] on the ground. There are currently 5 x A/C (KAM airlines out of UAE) that have been sitting at Mez for 36 hrs because they can’t get the State Department to authorize them to take off with AMCITs.

We have a congressman working it. Originally the DoS denied knowing about them. Once the congressman told them his in contact with the airline who will provide an affidavit that they have A/C on the ground, the DoS is now saying they first A/C should be going wheels up soon.

The planes being grounded and needing someone to take the SIV refugees. At least 2 planes have AMCITs on them. They need to talk to the airline and give them the authorization to exfil. They also need to secure a landing location and refugee location that is still taking Afghans.

The tail numbers for the aircraft are YA-KME/H/M/C/K/L. 4 x B733 and 2 x A343 for a total of 6 aircraft.

Kabul airport is still closed for Americans.

This story is developing.



 

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