A couple with ties to Modesto who had been hiding from Taliban fighters fled Afghanistan Tuesday, while dozens of other locals stranded in Kabul apparently haven’t been as lucky.
Also, a town hall meeting for anyone seeking information on the crisis and efforts to bring loved ones to safety is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at a Modesto church.
The Modesto Bee on Monday published the story of 32-year-old Sam, who feared for his life when the Taliban took control Sunday because he had helped U.S. agents. On Tuesday, Sam and his wife reached part of the Kabul airport controlled by U.S. military, and they flew to safety in Qatar, he said in texts and audio clips.
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