DFW Refugee Outreach Services is helping 35 families from Afghanistan who have arrived in the past two weeks and more will come.
A refugee who arrived in North Texas said he helped save thousands of lives by working alongside U.S. special forces.
He now hopes the U.S. can save the lives of some of his loved ones back home by bringing them here in the United States.
The 33-year-old Afghan refugee, who has a wife and four children, said he worked side by side with U.S. special forces, but fled the only house he knew just two weeks ago and is now in the U.S. north of texas.
“I do a lot of mission with American special forces,” he said with the help of a translator. “My brother at Kabul airport right now.”
His wife and four children are in North Texas with him, but he cares about family members who are still in Kabul. Those who also fought alongside U.S. troops are now targets of the Taliban.
He said he was recruited by Americans at the age of 18 to detonate bombs as part of the Afghan national mine clearance group. His brothers also fought.
But one of his older brothers died while preparing to leave this month because he is an ally of the United States.
“One of my brothers was shot by the Taliban,” he said. “Two magazines. They shot him in the stomach, in the face, in the neck … He was riding a bike, they killed him on the way and then they threw him on the mountain. Three days later, they found his body death”.
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Afghans sit inside a U.S. military plane to leave Afghanistan at Kabul military airport on August 19, 2021 after the military capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
DFW Refugee Outreach Services assists dozens of refugee families in Afghanistan by placing them in apartments with common household items and trying to facilitate opportunities in the states.
“They left it all behind,” Abdul Qahar Kahn told DFW Refugee Outreach Services.
Everything, including loved ones.
“Now, as more than twenty of his friends who are in the same unit with him, and his brother and two cousins, are now at Kabul airport,” Qahar Kahn said. “Just like with kids and families, they spent nights there at the airport.”
This refugee came here with almost nothing, but he said that his family loves the United States and that he is happy to be here.
He wants to work. He wants to give his children a chance.
In the meantime, he hopes the U.S. government will help facilitate the safe passage of other Afghans who supported U.S. troops.
“So his life is in danger, anyone who has served there,” he added.