Afghanistan’s pop star, Aryana Sayeed escapes from Taliban on US flight 

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Ms Sayeed is a judge on the Afghan version of The Voice (left) and one of the country’s most famous recording artists, with more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram

Afghanistan’s pop star,  has escaped on a US flight out of Kabul as fears from the Taliban grows. 

Aryana Sayeed, a singer and judge on the Afghan version of The Voice, was one of those fortunate to escape the country on a US cargo jet on Wednesday, the Mail Online reported. 

‘I am well and alive and after a couple of unforgettable nights, I have reached Doha, Qatar and am awaiting my eventual flight back home to Istanbul,’ the 36-year-old told her 1.3 million Instagram followers. 

Ms Sayeed later posted an update showing that she had flown onward to Turkey. 

She said: ‘After I get home and my mind and emotions return back to normal from a world of disbelief and shock, I have many stories to share with you.’ 

The Taliban, a fundamentalist Islamic force that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until being toppled by U.S. forces in 2001, entered the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday after sweeping through much of the country in recent days.

The group captured Kabul on 15 August after foreign forces announced their withdrawal following a deal between the US and the Taliban, two decades after US forces removed the militants from power in 2001.

 


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Graduate with a Master of Mass Communication. 10 years working experience in the media and broadcasting.

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