According to the Quai d’Orsay, evacuations will be impossible as long as Kabul airport is not returned to civilian air traffic.
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45 people, including 25 students from Rennes of Afghan origin or binational Franco-Afghan, left for Afghanistan for the two months of vacation, are stranded in Kabul, Franceinfo learned Friday September 2 from the town hall of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine ). These children were identified in connection with the families of the Afghan community, specifies the town hall.
“We haven’t seen the situation change so quickly“, testifies to franceinfo Shah Ahmadi, a Rennes native of Afghan origin who was on vacation in Kabul and who was able to return before the end of the airlift. He is in frequent contact with the families who remained stranded in Afghanistan.
We were trapped by the rapid capture of Kabul by the Taliban
Among these families, some of the people are dual nationals, another part hold a regular residence permit. According to Shah Ahmadi, most tried to reach the airport. “But at the entrance to the airport there were the Taliban who would not let anyone pass “.
The French forces had nothing planned to prevent these Taliban from the arrival of these families who reside in France. At the entrance to the airport, there was no one to greet them.
The Foreign Ministry says evacuations are impossible until Kabul airport is returned to civilian traffic.
Shah Ahmadi expresses his fears. “After the stop of the airlift, we had no more news“. Concern is growing day by day for the families who are in France.
He is particularly worried about young girls who are between 12 and 14 years old, “who are on social media and know the risks they run if they ever stay in Afghanistan, including forced marriages“.