American Interpreter Says She is ‘Heartbroken’ After Being Left Behind in Kabul

Afghan collaborators, their families, Spanish soldiers and members of the embassy board a Spanish military plane as part of their evacuation, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 27, 2021. Ministry of Defense of Spain/Handout via REUTERS

An American left behind after U.S. troops completed their withdrawal from Afghanistan on Monday described her fear and frustration during an interview with CNN.

“I just found out that they left and I was just silent for a little while,” the woman, identified as Sara, who was an interpreter in the country for 14 years, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Monday night.

Sara said she is currently in a house with 37 vulnerable people who still did not know the last evacuation flight had left the country.

“It is heartbreaking. I just don’t even know what to say to you […] Even they did not tell me that it was the last flight so I had hope that we would leave,” Sara said of herself and others in her house, including a mother with disabled children.

She said she and the group were going from gate to gate at Kabul airport following directions from the State Department, but they did not make it through.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Lexi Lonas