Images of Afghan parents who in August, after the return to power of the Taliban, had been forced to hand over their children over the barbed wire of the Kabul airport to American and British soldiers, had gone around the world, with the hope of to know them safe and to hug them again after leaving the country.
Now two of them, Mirza Ali Ahmadi and his wife Suraya, report that they are no longer able to hear from their baby.
The couple, last August 19, had passed the youngest of their children, Sohail, to a US military, for fear that he would end up crushed by the crowd. Then, after various ups and downs, they managed, together with their other older children, to get to safety, leaving the country, first in the direction of Qatar and then in Germany and finally in the United States, where they found hospitality, at Fort Bliss, in Texas, along with other compatriots. Of the little Sohail, however, they have not been able to hear any more.
Just to be able to find him, the couple told their story to the Reuters agency.
“What matters to me now is to find my child,” said Suraya, who along with her husband and children is also waiting for the US authorities to give them a definitive settlement soon.
(Unioneonline / lf)
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