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Afghanistan’s first female fixed-wing pilot said to be ‘hopeful’ of asylum request in U.S. following death threats back home

Aviatrix’s attorney calls Afghan government’s threatening reaction a vicious attack.

When Afghan Air Force Capt. Niloofar Rahmani arrived in the U.S. in Dec. 2015 to begin a year-long military training exchange program with the U.S.

Anger in Afghanistan at female pilot’s U.S. asylum bid

Copyright, Reuters, link to original article: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-pilot-idUSKBN14E0B0

There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing an 18-month training course.