Sunday, September 5, 2021

Taliban chic?

American citizens left behind in Afghanistan are reportedly being held "hostage" by the Taliban, who purportedly are seeking "more out of Americans" before releasing planes that have permission to land in Qatar.

What are the details?

CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini reported Sunday that "multiple flights are being held on the ground at the Mazar-i-Sharif airport in Northern Afghanistan... by the Taliban."

An email sent by the State Department to members of Congress reportedly explained the flights held by the Taliban have permission to land in Doha, Qatar — but only "if and when the Taliban agrees to takeoff."

"The Taliban is basically holding them hostage to get more out of the Americans," a congressional source told CBS News.

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