A Texas mother and her three children made a daring 300-mile journey through 20 Taliban checkpoints before they finally escaped the radical Islamic regime that now runs Afghanistan.

While they had some help from a private group, other Americans remain stranded, and six planes are still being blocked from evacuating other U.S. citizens and allies.

The Texas mom and her three kids survived the dangerous journey out of Afghanistan reportedly by paying as much as $500 to $4,000 per person at every terrorist checkpoint, partly thanks to the help of donors. A team of military veterans funded by private donations led the effort and said the U.S. State Department was of little help.


As the Taliban claims total control of Afghanistan, 100 to 200 remaining Americans, like Nasria, are desperate to leave. She says the Taliban is going door to door trying to find them. “Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here? What’s going to happen?” she wonders.

In Mazar-I-Sharif, empty commercial planes that could carry 600 passengers each are still waiting for clearance from the Taliban. The State Department confirms Americans are among those stuck. The six private planes were chartered by conservative media host Glenn Beck’s charities. READ MORE

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