“He’s going to be in extreme danger for his life” says LU graduate trying to help friend escape Afghanistan

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A man trying to escape Afghanistan while American soldiers were still on the ground is fearing for his life.

Liberty University graduate and humanitarian, Elsa Klarich, is friends with this man. His name is Ali and he previously worked for the U.S. military while they were in Afghanistan.

WFXR News originally spoke with Ali over the weekend, when soldiers were still in the country. Now that troops have officially withdrawn, we’re told he’s still there.

Klarich has been in communication with Ali and says the Taliban is going after people like him who have helped the U.S.

WFXR New’s Amanda Lee spoke with her again on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

“What we’ve been doing for the last 20 years is trying to help them and to have it fall to the Taliban so quickly is absolutely devastating. Ali is going to be searched for and he’s going to be in extreme danger for his life,” said Klarich.

Klarich says she’s been doing all she can to help Ali, his fiancée, and his mother who are with him.

For now, she says the best they can do is stay on lockdown and hope to make it to safety soon.

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