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Father who helped Australia for SEVEN YEARS hides in his Kabul home in fear of the Taliban

Desperate father-of-four who helped Australia for SEVEN YEARS reveals his terror as he hides in his house in Kabul after being left behind to face the Taliban

  • Desperate father who worked at Australian embassy in Kabul  hiding in his home
  • Ismail, his wife and four kids are living in fear the Taliban will execute them
  • He worked as security guard at embassy for seven years and is begging for help
  • Scott Morrison says evacuation efforts will be limited in helping Afghani people
  • Ismail says he is heartbroken over abandonment by the Australian government 

A desperate father who claims to have worked as a security guard at the Australian embassy in Kabul is hiding inside his house with his family in fear of being executed by the Taliban.

The man, known as Ismail, told ABC News he worked in Australia’s Afghanistan embassy for seven years until the terrorist organisation reclaimed the city. 

Ismail says he won’t answer knocks at his door after locals told him the Taliban had lists and were urging residents to dob in anyone who worked for foreign countries. 

‘Our lives are in danger. We have to be a priority of the Australian Government,’ he told ABC National Radio.

A desperate father who worked as a security guard at the Australian embassy in Kabul (pictured) is hiding inside his house with his family in fear of being executed by the Taliban

Ismail says he won't answer knocks at his door after locals told him the Taliban are urging residents to dob in anyone who worked for foreign countries

Ismail says he won’t answer knocks at his door after locals told him the Taliban are urging residents to dob in anyone who worked for foreign countries

Ismail, who is bunkered down inside his home with his wife and four children and is too frightened to even step into his yard, says he doesn’t care what happens to him but wants protection for his family.

‘I don’t care if the Taliban find me, if they cut me, I don’t care,’ he said. 

‘But if they do something with my wife, that will be a bad shame for me and my family.’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a press conference that Australia would assist in the evacuation of officials, translators and fleeing Afghanis but admitted rescue efforts would be limited.   

‘I want you to know that we will continue to do everything we can for those who have stood with us, as we have to this day,’ he said on Tuesday.

‘But… despite our best efforts, I know that support won’t reach all that it should. 

‘On-the-ground events have overtaken many efforts. We wish it were different.’

Ismail said Mr Morrison’s comments left him ‘very disappointed’ and is pleading for the Government to help the people who have risked their lives for Australian government officials.

Scott Morrison said in a press conference that Australia would assist in the evacuation of officials, translators and fleeing Afghanis but admitted his rescue efforts will be limited

Scott Morrison said in a press conference that Australia would assist in the evacuation of officials, translators and fleeing Afghanis but admitted his rescue efforts will be limited

He called on Mr Morrison and other world leaders to stop talking about supporting war-torn nations and start acting with mass rescue efforts

He called on Mr Morrison and other world leaders to stop talking about supporting war-torn nations and start acting with mass rescue efforts

‘It breaks my heart into many pieces and left me very disappointed,’ he said. 

‘As a human he has to think first. People who worked on the front line and put themselves in danger to protect your mission.

‘To support your mission in Afghanistan. To support your property, to support your kind.’

He called on Mr Morrison and other world leaders to stop talking about supporting war-torn nations and start acting with mass rescue efforts.

‘If the Australian Government doesn’t speak for human rights and doesn’t help us in Kabul, tragedy and very bad things will happen here at the hands of the Taliban,’ Ismail said.

Australia has deployed 250 troops on three aircrafts to evacuate workers from the Australian embassy and other officials.



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