First Female Pilot in Afghanistan Requests Asylum in U.S.

Afghan air force Capt. Niloofar Rahmani says she’s too scared to return home

MAMOSA Report; Dec 25, 2016 — Afghanistan’s first female pilot to serve in the air force since the fall of the Taliban has applied for asylum in the United States.

She traveled to the US last summer for training with the US Air Force in Arkansas which finished on Thursday – and was supposed to return Saturday, yet did not.

Capt. Niloofar Rahmani told the Wall Street Journal: ‘I would love to fly for my country — that is what I always wanted to do. But I’m scared for my life.’

Rahmani has said that if she gets asylum, she’ll fly with the US Air Force or commercially.

Original article appeared in Daily Mail…

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