Biden State Dept. official deletes tweet warning Afghan ladies ‘stand to lose all the things’ as Taliban surges
A senior Biden administration State Division official rapidly deleted a tweet she posted warning that Afghan ladies “stand to lose all the things” because the Taliban surges towards Kabul.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Molly Montgomery posted a tweet early Friday morning because the Taliban continues to realize territory and energy amid the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Wakened with a heavy coronary heart, desirous about all of the Afghan ladies and ladies I labored with throughout my time in Kabul,” Montgomery wrote. “They have been the beneficiaries of most of the positive aspects we made, and now they stand to lose all the things.”
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“We empowered them to guide, and now we’re powerless to guard them,” the senior state division official wrote.
Montgomery deleted the tweet quickly after posting it. A spokesperson for the State Division advised Fox Information in a Friday electronic mail assertion that Montgomery “deleted the tweet on her personal volition.”
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Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Friday seized Kandahar and Herat, the nation’s second- and third-largest cities, hours after Fox Information confirmed that the U.S. navy will assist evacuate People from the embassy in Kabul.
The insurgents have taken greater than a dozen provincial capitals in current days and now management greater than two-thirds of the nation simply weeks earlier than the U.S. plans to withdraw its final troops.
Hundreds of Afghans have fled their houses amid fears the Taliban will once more impose a brutal, repressive authorities, all however eliminating ladies’s rights and conducting public executions.
Lucas Tomlinson, Edmund DeMarche and the Related Press contributed reporting.