Afghan Journalist: Family Blown Up by Joe Biden’s Missile Strike Had Special Visas and Were About to Leave Afghanistan
Afghan reporter Ali Latafi joined Yalda Hakim at the BBC to discuss the recent missile attack by Joe Biden that killed an Afghan family including several children in Kabul.
According to Latafi the family killed on Sunday by a US drone strike had Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to leave for the US and were about to leave Afghanistan.
Reporter Ali Latafi: The family was expecting an SIV, they had received a call that a car would come and get you to the airport any day now. And that’s why there were so many people in the house. They had all relocated to that one house and were waiting to leave.
Afghan journalist Ali Latifi @alibomaye tells me he went to the house where 10 family members including 6 children were killed by a US drone strike and that, tragically, they had been issued with special visas and were about to leave the country #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/WF2SDRLyAZ
— Yalda Hakim (@BBCYaldaHakim) August 30, 2021
The family, including 7 children, were killed in the missile strike. The youngest victim was a 2-year-old.
— Atik Liman (@atikul_liman) August 30, 2021