Afghan pop star Aryana describes her Kabul escape ordeal as ‘difficult, challenging’

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New Delhi, Aug 24 (ANI): Afghanistan's well-known pop artist Aryana Sayeed described her escape from Kabul as "very difficult and very challenging" after the Taliban takeover of the war-torn country. Talking about her escape in an exclusive interview with ANI from an undisclosed location, she said, "I was in Afghanistan for past eight months and all of a sudden there is a change, Taliban came to Kabul and they took over. I was left with no choice but to leave Afghanistan. We left in a very difficult manne, it was very challenging for me. Besides the fact that I am a singer, I am also a very outspoken women rights activist. By the time we decided to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban had put up checkpoints across the country. We were very scared." She also added that the real challenge was travelling from home to Kabul airport amid various Taliban checkpoints in the capital city after they took over last Sunday."Major challenge was the journey from home to airport, that's where the problem was, fortunately, we made it to the airport. My fiancé and I and 100 other American passport holders were the lucky ones," she said. Narrating the ordeal, she said that there was total chaos on August 15, the day she was to leave the country. "It was absolute chaos as you can see on video. That's what I experienced, my flight was on the 15th of August, I was booked on a commercial flight but unfortunately, on that day the Taliban took over Kabul. My flight was at 8 pm. We made our way to the airport," she further said.

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