For those who aided US in Afghanistan or Iraq, a lift - U.S.

STARS AND STRIPES | on Wed, Jan 3, 11:43 PM

Passengers riding in Ajmal Faqiri's Lyft sometimes catch his accent, peer over their smartphones and ask how an Afghan came to live in the United States. It's not a question of how, Faqiri says, but why. He served alongside American troops for seven years and survived brutal firefights, which he says makes him a U.S. war veteran - just one who happens to be from Kabul province. Afghan and Iraqi citizens like Faqiri, who now lives in Sterling, Virginia, helped the United States wage costly cou...

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