White Home requested to guard journalists at Kabul airport

Men attempt to break into Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 16, 2021.

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The editor of the Washington Post made a case on Monday at the White House that the US military empowered more than 200 journalists and relatives associated with the Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times who were “in Danger “are brought to safety in Afghanistan.

The Post’s editor, Fred Ryan, emailed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan an “urgent request” to move them from the civil side of Hamid Karzai International Airport “to the military side, where they can be safe, while waiting for evacuation flights ”.

“They are currently in danger and need the US government to keep them safe,” wrote Ryan in the email he wrote on behalf of the three newspapers.

Ryan wrote that 204 journalists, auxiliaries and family members from the three newspapers are stuck on the civilian side of the airport.

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