White Home is requested to guard New York Occasions, Washington Submit, WSJ journalists ‘in peril’ at Kabul airport


Males attempt to get inside Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021.

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The writer of The Washington Submit pleaded with the White Home on Monday to have the U.S. navy transfer to security greater than 200 journalists and associated folks affiliated with the Submit, Wall Road Journal and New York Occasions who’re “in peril” on the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.

Submit Writer Fred Ryan requested Nationwide Safety Adviser Jake Sullivan in an “pressing request” e mail to have them moved from the civilian aspect of Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport “to the navy aspect the place they are often protected as they await evacuation flights.”

“They’re presently in peril and wish the US authorities to get them to security,” Ryan wrote within the e mail, which he mentioned he was writing on behalf of the three newspapers.

Ryan wrote that there are 204 journalists, assist workers and members of the family from the three newspapers who’re caught on the civilian aspect of the airport.

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