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It was revealed this week the Afghan interpreter who helped saved then-Senator Joe Biden when he and a U.S. delegation were temporarily stranded in a remote valley after their helicopter was forced to land in a snowstorm in 2008 was left behind along with his family in Afghanistan.

Mohammed told Fox & Friends First on Thursday he fears for his life and the life of his family since the Taliban have been carrying out reprisals against those who worked for the U.S. or the former Afghan government.

“Yes, yes, they exit their forces from Afghanistan. They left me and my family and like me, the other people left behind. But it’s very scary, man, as we are under great risk,” Mohammed said.

“If [the Taliban] find me, they will kill me. It’s too easy. There are many as answers for them, but if they find me, attack me, or, for example, by my phone number as — or any kind of information, we will be killed. That’s too easy for them … I’m hiding in my house. I haven’t seen outside, what’s going on outside,” he continued.

As for his message for now-President Joe Biden, Mohammed begged for him to not forget about those who helped the U.S. when they needed assistance.

“Just I will tell him — hello, President, do not leave — do not forget me and my family. At the moment in Afghanistan, it is very hard and horrifying situation. All — and all those — and all voters in my country are zealots,” Mohammed said. “But there’s no escape from here to another area. But I’m also wondering how I’m going to get out from my house to somewhere else. Just give him my hello and tell him, if possible, tell him or send the message, to not let me and my family left behind. That’s OK.”

Mohammed appears to not be the only one who helped the U.S. military who was left behind when the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan on August 31. Around 7,000 Special Immigrant Visa applicants were evacuated during the airlift but the State Department estimates a majority were unable to make it into Hamid Karzai International Airport.

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White House to send more than $300 million in aid to Afghanistan despite Taliban control

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The White House announced plans Tuesday to send more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as millions face starvation under the new Taliban government following President Joe Biden’s withdrawal.

The assistance would be given by the United States Agency for International Development through “independent humanitarian organizations” to the Afghan people, National Security Council spokesperson Emily Horne said.

The administration has been criticized for sending aid to Afghanistan previously. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned that it would be “foolish” and asserted that the Taliban “would take the money.” 

“This brings total U.S. humanitarian aid in Afghanistan and for Afghan refugees in the region to nearly $782 million since October 2021, and we remain the single largest donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan,” Horne said, adding that the U.S. has also given 4.3 million COVID-19 doses to the Afghan people.

Assistance will “help provide lifesaving protection and shelter, essential health care, winterization assistance, emergency food aid, water, sanitation, and hygiene services in response to the growing humanitarian needs exacerbated by COVID-19 and healthcare shortages, drought, malnutrition, and the winter season,” Horne said.

China sent assistance to Afghanistan last month to help the nation prepare for winter and build ties between the Chinese Communist Party and the new jihadist government. 

“The United States is committed to supporting the Afghan people and we continue to consider all options available to us,” Horne concluded. “We stand with the people of Afghanistan.”

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ARTICLE: Fort Hood soldier found dead behind barracks

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The soldier was identified as Spc. Maxwell Hockin, who was assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He entered the Army in March 2017 as a combat engineer, Fort Hood officials said Wednesday.

Hockin’s awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon, officials said.

Hockin had been at the Texas base since July 2017, where he was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion.

Traffic flows through the main gate past a welcome sign, July 9, 2013, in Fort Hood, Texas.

“The entire Saber family is devastated by the loss of our true teammate and friend Specialist Maxwell Hockin,” Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander, 91st Engineer Battalion, said in a statement Wednesday. “He had an outstanding work ethic, was a mentor to his peers, and was always willing to help out the team. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Maxwell’s family during this difficult time.”

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VIDEOS: How many Americans are still in Afghanistan?

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A good question How many American are still in Afghanistan… those who should know don’t.

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