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Issa Announces Pregnant American Freed from Afghanistan

September 17, 2021

Congressman: “Nasria is coming home”

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Congressman Darrell Issa announced that his team has successfully facilitated the release of Nasria, a pregnant American citizen, from Afghanistan.

“Weeks of work and countless hours of coordinationpaid off,” said Congressman Issa. “Nasria is finally coming home.”

Nasria is a 25-year-old pregnant American citizen from Southern California who has been stranded in Kabul since it fell to the Taliban. After her friends contacted Rep. Issa’s office, the congressman and his team immediately established communication channels with Nasria and began coordinating her safe return.Nasria leaves behind the father of her child, however, after they married in Afghanistan.

“We continue to work around the clock to ensure hundreds of American citizens stranded in Afghanistan are able to escape,” said Issa. “Nothing ends until our community is once again reunited with loved ones.”