Afghan interpreters who helped US and allies fear being left behind

Afghan interpreters who helped US and allies fear being left behind

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Ayazuddin Hilal served as an interpreter alongside US soldiers on hundreds of patrols and dozens of firefights in eastern Afghanistan, earning a glowing letter of recommendation from a US platoon commander and a medal of commendation. Yet, Hilal was turned down when he applied for one of the scarce special visas that would allow him to relocate to the United States with his family.

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