NPR recently sat down with Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, a Taliban leader and Afghanistan’s interim defense minister, as the one year anniversary of the collapse of the Afghanistan government.
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In the year since the US abandoned its 20-year war in Afghanistan, about 700 people, many of them children and youth, have resettled in Pittsburgh seeking refuge from their home country.
Since last July, 40,000 Afghans have applied for humanitarian parole. Slow processing times and a high bar to qualify mean some in Philadelphia have been waiting for months with no word about their friends and family members’ chance to get to safety.