Terrifying Tale Reveals Stranded Mom and 3 Kids' Odyssey to Escape Taliban

A Texas mother and her three children made a daring 300-mile journey through 20 Taliban checkpoints before they finally escaped the radical Islamic regime that now runs Afghanistan.

While they had some help from a private group, other Americans remain stranded, and six planes are still being blocked from evacuating other U.S. citizens and allies.

The Texas mom and her three kids survived the dangerous journey out of Afghanistan reportedly by paying as much as $500 to $4,000 per person at every terrorist checkpoint, thanks in part to the help of donors.

A team of military veterans funded by private donations led the effort and said the U.S. State Department was of little help.

As the Taliban claims total control of Afghanistan, 100 to 200 remaining Americans, like Nasria, are desperate to leave. She says the Taliban is going door to door trying to find them.

"Am I going to end up living here? Am I going to end up dying here? What's going to happen?" she wonders.

In Mazar-I-Sharif, empty commercial planes that could carry 600 passengers each are still waiting for clearance from the Taliban. The State Department confirms Americans are among those stuck.

The six private planes were chartered by conservative media host Glenn Beck's charities.

"They're not going to allow American citizens to leave until they get full recognition from the United States of America," said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas,

US State Dept. Restricts Private Evacuations

But the White House says there is "no rush" to recognize the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan.

Speaking in Doha, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he is unaware of any "hostage-type" situation and that Americans are among the groups stopped by the Taliban.

"They have said that those without valid documents, at this point can't leave. But because all of these people are grouped together. That's meant that flights had not been allowed to go," said Blinken.

Meanwhile, an email obtained by Fox News shows the U.S. State Department is putting restrictions on private evacuation flights over security concerns, stranding some Americans.

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