Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 finally leaves Afghanistan

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-senator Joe Biden from the harsh Afghanistan countryside has managed to leave the region with his family. In 2008, a blizzard forced a military helicopter carrying Mr Biden and other US lawmakers to land in a snowy valley where they were vulnerable to ambush. Aman Khalili was among the Afghan employees of the US government that drove the group to safety. Since August, he had been appealing for help overcoming visa issues to leave. He now joins thousands of Afghans who have fled the country to escape living under Taliban rule. On Monday, a representative for the US State Department told BBC News that Mr Khalili and his family had ‘safely departed Afghanistan and subsequently initiated onward travel from Pakistan.'” (10/12/21)