Kabul — As the Taliban regain territory with the U.S. winding down its longest war Afghanistan, time is running out for thousands of Afghans who helped the U.S. Sherin Agha Jafari is among 18,000 interpreters and their families who top the list of Taliban revenge attacks once U.S. forces leave. He was on his first day as an interpreter with a U.S. combat platoon when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle. "It was my first experience, and it was the worst experience," he said. Much worse was yet to come. He and his father, Abdul, had gone to sell their family home when Taliban militants came knocking one night. "We just saw people climbing the walls. People with long beards, guns in their hands. They came inside. They kept questioning. 'We know who you are,'" Jafari said. He said they had no choice but to try to flee. "When we were running away one of them shot at us and they killed my father," he said. The U.S. . . . read the full article here.
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