US search for Afghan trainees after failing to train with U.S. military – According to US Air Force officials Thursday say the Department of Homeland Security has taken the lead role in the search for two Afghan men who disappeared while training with the U.S. military at a base in south Georgia.
US search for Afghan trainees after failing to train with U.S. military
The men who were part of a group of 23 from Afghanistan who have been at the base since February According to report, have now been identified as Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah.
Their names and passports were released on Thursday in other to track down the pair as part of a federal investigation, but US search for Afghan trainees after failing to train with U.S. military on Monday. Air Force Lt. Col. Chris Karns said Friday that Homeland Security, in coordination with the U.S. State Department, is leading efforts to locate the men.
The Air Force said both men were screened before entering the U.S. ‘The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat,’ the Moody Air Force Base told 11 Alive on Tuesday.
‘There is a well-coordinated process among federal agencies to locate the individuals as quickly as possible and return them accordingly to the proper authorities to manage their present situation.’
According to Linda Ikeji’s Blog, Moody reiterated Thursday that the men still did not pose a threat, even though efforts to find them had been ramped up. The missing Afghan nationals in Georgia are assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron, which was re-activated in January and charged with training Afghan airmen.
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