SAN DIEGO — Six families from a San Diego suburb person present made it safely retired of Afghanistan aft they went to the state earlier this summertime to sojourn relatives and got stuck determination amid the chaos pursuing the Taliban’s takeover, officials said Monday.
Meanwhile, the whereabouts of 2 different families from El Cajon, eastbound of San Diego, remained unclear. One household whitethorn person gotten connected 1 of the past U.S. flights retired of Afghanistan connected Monday, portion authorities were moving to assistance the different family, which was inactive successful the country, the Cajon Valley Union School District said.
The past U.S. planes departed astir midnight Monday, marking the extremity of a monolithic airlift successful which tens of thousands of radical fled Afghanistan, fearful of the instrumentality of Taliban regularisation aft it seized powerfulness earlier this month.
“We are inactive holding retired hope” that the families tin get out, said Howard Shen, spokesperson for the Cajon Valley Union School District.
The territory learned connected Aug. 16 that 8 families who person children enrolled successful the territory were stranded successful Afghanistan aft a comparative of 1 of the families alerted schoolhouse officials that their children would beryllium missing the archetypal time of the schoolhouse year, which began Aug. 17.
El Cajon has a ample exile population, and the families had gone to Afghanistan successful May and aboriginal June, weeks earlier the situation unfolded. They were not portion of an organized travel and traveled separately.
Three of the families were capable to get retired past week and marque it backmost to El Cajon. Several of their children returned to schoolhouse connected Monday to the unfastened arms of their teachers and classmates, the territory said.
Three much families besides made it safely retired but were inactive connected their mode backmost to the United States, according to the district.