The Government will bring Spain to the Afghan interpreters before the Taliban threat

The government lasts an operation to bring Spain to the interpreters who collaborated with the Spanish soldiers in Afghanistan and that, after the withdrawal of

The Government will bring Spain to the Afghan interpreters before the Taliban threat

The government lasts an operation to bring Spain to the interpreters who collaborated with the Spanish soldiers in Afghanistan and that, after the withdrawal of the troops, stayed in the Asian country, where the Taliban have conquered seven regional capitals in a week.

Sources of Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense have confirmed EFE that they study together how to assist these interpreters who feel threatened for having worked for the international coalition, although they do not specify the number of people affected.

From exteriors point out that they are "closing the details of the operation" so that it can "execute the plan back to Spain as soon as possible", given the risk they run in a country where the Taliban can treat them from collaborators of the forces Foreign

The Taliban offensive is forcing thousands of Afghans to leave their homes and many civilian employees who worked for foreign troops feel especially threatened.

The US government, which announced at the beginning of August that it expanded its Afghan refugee reception program, processed and about 20,000 interpreter visa applications, drivers and other former employees who want to move to the US with their relatives - at least 50,000 more people -With in order to help them leave the country before it ended August, when it will officially conclude the region's military withdrawal.

The sources consulted by EFE do not specify the number of people who could reach Spain; if only interpreters would be performed or also other employees who collaborated with Spanish troops, such as chefs, mechanics or drivers; Neither if members of their families will be included.

The Working Group of the Three Ministries is making checks in order to achieve a "clear identification" of those involved and also to analyze the type of international protection that would be granted upon arrival in Spain.

The last 24 Spanish soldiers highlighted in Afghanistan were greeted by King Felipe VI on May 13, by ending after 19 years the longest mission in which the armed forces have participated.

Next to the 24 military, two local interpreters arrived in Spain, but official information has not been provided on the number of people who have already been welcomed.

The Taliban promised last June not attacking the Afghan interpreters and other citizens of the Asian country who have served the foreign military forces, while the fear of reprisals was extended by approaching the deadline for the withdrawal announced by the United States. 11 of September.

The interpreters had to "return to their normal lives and, if they are experts in a field, serve their country. No danger will be ran," insurgent training, which, however, believes that these people have committed "a betrayal against Islam and the country "and must" show remorse for their actions ".

In June, hundreds of former Afghan employees of US forces manifested in Kabul to ask the United States special visas to be evacuated from the country along with foreign troops before the threat of Taliban Avance, which has not done but accelerate.

The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends, in capital letters, "not travel under any circumstances to Afghanistan".

Faced with the deterioration of safety and uncertainty about the stability of air connectivity, Spaniards are advised to be found in that country that abandon it as soon as possible.

Stresses outer that "there is a serious risk across the country that are produced by attacks and kidnappings" and warns of "attacks with suicidal pumps and pumps", especially in public places, government buildings, headquarters of international organizations and NGO And hotels.

Updated Date: 11 August 2021, 01:52

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