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Missing AAF trainees identified as Mirwais & Shirzad

Missing AAF trainees identified as Mirwais & Shirzad

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The two Afghan Air Force (AAF) students, attending s training course in the Georgia state of America, are yet to be found, a media report said.

Assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, the trainees -- identified as Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah -- did not report for duty on Monday at Moody Air Force Base.

The USA Today quoted US Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick as saying: “They’ve just gone missing. We’re not sure why.” Law-enforcement personnel are tracing the steps the men took over the past five days.

The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat, base officials were quoted as saying.

The two men have been at Moody since February 2015 and "were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago."

“As you know, they’re from Afghanistaninfo-icon over there fighting for their country’s freedom. So, there are those that would want to harm them if they found out they were in the Afghanistan air force,” said Gulick.

The spokesman warned their disappearance could even put the men's families at risk of being attacked. The pair, nominated by the Afghan air force, were vetted first by the US Naval Air Training Command, before they were issued visas.

Last year, three Afghan military officers, who failed to return to the Joint Base Cape Cod, were taken into custody while trying to cross into Canada and subsequently sent back to Afghanistan.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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