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Race against time to relocate NATO’s Afghan translators

Thousands of Aghan interpreters are fearing for their lives, after NATO announced its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Under threat of reprisals from the Taliban, they’re demanding to be resettled in the countries that employed them -- and with troops already leaving, the clock is ticking.

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