July 10, 2012

2014 Looms Ominously for Afghanistan

Sanjay Kumar, The Diplomat

AP Photo

It’s Abdur Rahman’s second visit to property dealer Ali Razak in the past week. Rahman is desperate to sell his home in the upscale Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul.

Rahman wants to leave the country – and he’s far from alone. Like many residents of the Afghan capital, Rahman is worried about what will happen when international troops withdraw in 2014. Many locals are now looking to sell their properties and take their chances overseas.

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