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White House asked to protect journalists at Kabul airport

Males attempt to get inside Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021.

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The writer of The Washington Put up pleaded with the White Home on Monday to have the U.S. army transfer to security greater than 200 journalists and associated folks affiliated with the Put up, Wall Road Journal and New York Occasions who’re “at risk” on the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

Put up Writer Fred Ryan requested Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan in an “pressing request” e-mail to have them moved from the civilian facet of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport “to the army facet the place they are often protected as they await evacuation flights.”

“They’re at the moment at risk and wish the US authorities to get them to security,” Ryan wrote within the e-mail, which he stated he was writing on behalf of the three newspapers.

Afghan folks sit as they wait to depart the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift finish to Afghanistan’s 20-year struggle, as hundreds of individuals mobbed the town’s airport making an attempt to flee the group’s feared hardline model of Islamist rule.

Wakil Kohsar | AFP | Getty Photographs

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