Afghan attack helicopter pilot, Major Mohammed Naiem Asadi, 32, and his family, had been approved for asylum in the United States. Yet, the decision was recently reversed.
Based on an article published by Stars and Stripes, Asadi and his family are currently under U.S. protection at an American base in Afghanistan. Asadi has been told that he and his family will have to leave the safety of the U.S. base on Monday, November 30, if he does not rejoin the Afghan Air Force.
Asadi had sought asylum for himself and his family due to the growing violence and death threats against his family for the role he has played in the war against the Taliban.
Afghan and U.S. military officers reported to Stars and Stripes that Asadi has killed more Taliban members than any other pilot in the Afghan Air Force. This makes him an obvious target for the Taliban.