‘When are my parents coming?’ – 1,300 Afghan children evacuated to U.S. in limbo

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Reuters

By Kristina Cooke, Mica Rosenberg and Lindsey Wasson RENTON, Washington (Reuters) – Ten-year-old Mansoor only narrowly escaped Afghanistan as it fell to the Taliban in August, and while he is now living safely in Washington state with relatives, he asks them every day if he can return. In the chaos around the withdrawal of U.S. troops and the evacuation of more than 70,000 Afghans to the United States, Mansoor was separated from his parents and siblings. Mansoor was carrying his relative Shogofa’s toddler, as they entered the airport in Kabul. At that moment, shots rang out and the military cl…

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