First Evacuation of Afghan Allies Lands Safely in U.S.

Over 200 people arrive in Virginia on Friday

As both the American and Afghan governments prepare for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the first flight of Afghan allies and their families landed in Dulles, Virginia on Friday. The many translators, interpreters, and on-the-ground aides that helped U.S. forces are extremely at risk of Taliban retaliation, and have been given special visas to temporarily take refuge in the United States.

President Biden gave a speech to welcome the refugees to the country. He called this first arrival of many upcoming relocation flights “an important milestone as we continue to fulfill our promise to the thousands of Afghan nationals who served shoulder-to-shoulder with American troops and diplomats over the last 20 years in Afghanistan.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude to God for the brave allies given special visas by the U.S.
  • For the federal government as it partners with refugee agencies and provides a safe haven.

Sources: AP, NPR


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