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Military translator, 30, who helped US soldiers in Afghanistan is beheaded by the Taliban sparking new alarm for the interpreters left as the West withdraws

Daily Mail
Daily Mail
 2021-07-23

The killing of a former military translator by the Taliban has sparked new alarm among interpreters fearing attacks as Western forces pull out of Afghanistan.

Sohail Pardis is reported to have been beheaded by extremists after he was attacked outside Kabul.

His family said he was dragged from his vehicle after being shot as he tried to escape a Taliban checkpoint on a road in Khost.

Witnesses said he was beaten, shot and beheaded.

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Sohail Pardis is reported to have been beheaded by extremists after he was attacked outside Kabul

Mr Pardis, 30, the father of a nine-year-old daughter, had worked as an interpreter for US forces for 16 months and had applied to be relocated on security grounds to America.

He was rejected because he had been dismissed.

At least seven ex-Coalition translators have been killed this year, taking the total since 2014 to more than 350.

Several former interpreters for UK forces have reported being attacked by the Taliban in recent months – one had a bomb placed under his car, another was caught in an ambush by six gunmen.

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Several former interpreters for UK forces have reported being attacked by the Taliban in recent months. Pictured, former Afghan interpreters, who worked with US troops in Afghanistan, hold signs during a demonstration about their safety,

Britain has rejected dozens of cases of translators whose jobs were terminated, with many still to be decided amid warnings that an emboldened Taliban seeking revenge will hunt down and murder those left behind.

Reports of Mr Pardis’s brutal death come days after a video emerged allegedly showing the execution of 22 Afghan commandos who surrendered to the Taliban.

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Bruce Cregger
07-24

Our Country is being run by a totally incompetant Regime. Why would any Country trust us about anything. Open up our Southern Border, stop Cuban's from escaping actual oppression, then leaving people trying to help us, to die tragically. Get the rest of those translaters out of there before we have more blood on our Govt. hands.

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deb
07-24

This is criminal! If we’re pulling out of a country then you take everyone who have helped us with us. Don’t leave them behind waiting for paperwork!

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RAM
07-24

Good job Biden. I'm all for getting out but prepare first. Get out all of those who helped us first. Don't leave those people behind.

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