Sumary of Afghan pop star speaks about harrowing escape from Kabul in ‘all-enveloping veil’:
- Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed has described her harrowing escape from Kabul with her fiancé on a US cargo jet, wearing a veil, as the Taliban took control of Afghanistan last week.
- The 36-year-old singer and songwriter told news agency Reuters that she received a warning call about the Taliban’s plan of taking control of the capital on 14 August, after which Sayeed and her fiancé Hasib Sayed booked flight tickets to leave the country on the next day.
- The singer revealed that their flight never took off and that there was “panic” at the airport “punctuated by the sound of gunfire” on 15 August.
- ’”She further described that her fiancé was one of the first ones to reach the US military-controlled airport.