Long Island family reunited after ‘harrowing’ evacuation from Afghanistan

Long Island family reunited after ‘harrowing’ evacuation from Afghanistan


After a “harrowing” two-week evacuation from Afghanistan pressed by their local congressman, a New York family has finally reunited.

When the Taliban took over Kabul last month amid the Biden administration’s chaotic troop withdrawal, Mohammad Wali, an American citizen, did everything he could to get the rest of his family out of the embattled nation.

While two of his children, Omar and Zahra, are American citizens, his wife Aishah and 1-year-old child Yasir are not, making it difficult for the four of them to evacuate on their own.

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The week of Aug. 16, Mohammad contacted the office of Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island), who later said the case needed to be made a priority as there were two young American citizens who needed to get out.

Mohammed, who first came to the US in 1992, was in Kabul for two months before traveling back to the US on Aug. 6. 

“I did not think

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