Last of San Diego-area students stranded in Afghanistan make it out

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LOS ANGELES, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The past of respective Afghan exile families who had resettled adjacent San Diego lone to extremity up trapped successful their homeland during summertime visits amid the Taliban takeover successful August person made it safely retired of the country, schoolhouse officials said connected Tuesday.

The last stranded household radical consisting of 4 students from the Cajon Valley Union School District and their parent made their mode to Kabul, the Afghan capital, and took a formation to Doha, Qatar, according to territory spokesperson Howard Shen.

He said the group, stuck successful Afghanistan since August aft the Taliban swiftly seized power, got retired of the state "with tons of assistance," but helium declined to elaborate connected the precise means of their departure.

A connection from the schoolhouse district, located successful the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, said the stranded household were helped by assorted assistance organizations and authorities officials who asked not to beryllium named.

School territory assemblage liaison representatives, moving with unit from their section subordinate of Congress, Darrell Issa, a Republican, had antecedently arranged exits for 19 different migrant students and their parents likewise trapped during abrogation visits to Afghanistan, according to the statement. work much

Afghan refugees relationship for a fewer 100 of the 17,000 students enrolled successful Cajon Valley schools.

District officials said specified families apt saw the summertime of 2021 arsenic their last, champion accidental to safely wage a instrumentality sojourn to Afghanistan to spot loved ones earlier the U.S. subject pulled retired but ended up caught successful the ensuing chaos erstwhile the Afghan authorities abruptly fell.

The superintendent of the San Juan School District successful Sacramento County has said 9 section Afghan exile families, comprising a full of 24 students, were inactive stranded successful Afghanistan nether akin circumstances and successful request of rescue.

More than 114,000 radical were evacuated by a U.S. airlift from the Kabul airdrome successful the weeks instantly pursuing the Taliban takeover earlier the U.S. withdrawal was completed.

Late past month, a radical of 13 U.S. senators, each Democrats, sent a missive to President Joe Biden urging him to name a White House authoritative and a peculiar State Department envoy to absorption efforts to summation harmless transition for "tens of thousands of individuals trying to permission Afghanistan arsenic refugees oregon asylum seekers."

Reporting by Steve Gorman successful Los Angeles; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

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