Afghans working for Nato fear reprisal after withdrawal

7th Jun, 2021

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In this file photo taken on April 30, 2021, former Afghan interpreters for the US and NATO forces gather during a demonstration in downtown Kabul, on the eve of the beginning of Washington's formal troop withdrawal

LONDON: Like thousands of Afghan translators who served with Nato forces, Nazir Ahmad fears for his life as the US-led alliance scrambles to pull out of the country in the coming weeks. “The situation is deteriorating now as foreign forces leave,” he said in Kabul. “We are scared of the insurgents. They know our faces.” Afghans who worked for international armed forces face a threatened wave of Taliban reprisals and fear that resettlement plans by alliance members will leave many of them and their relatives still vulnerable.

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