VOICE OF AMERICA: In a chaotic effort, the U.S. managed to evacuate more than 124,000 civilians from Afghanistan, including 6,000 Americans, by Aug. 30. However, Nasria is one of the 100 to 200 Americans who remain trapped there. She asked that we use only her first name for her safety. She spoke exclusively with VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb, describing her ordeal.
"It was so hard to just get on a flight," Nasria said. "There was a couple days where we had to sleep on streets. People were literally stepping over people. That’s how bad it was."
"There's been days, you know, where I think to myself, ‘Am I going to make it home? Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here?” Nasria said.
"Our troops were literally at the gate just waiting for us to continue walking and they had blocked us,” she said. “There was a time that like, I went past them and started walking as fast as I can, and they started shooting right by my leg and told me to come back. If I was only 15 steps away from the airport, and I was told people are going to come out of the airport to get me– so what hope am I supposed to have now?”