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Walid worked as a police officer inBaghlan County,Afghanistan, where hedid many operations with NATO and US forces. Walid was responsible for recordingoperations and distributing copies to the media. Being part of the operations was dangerous, and Walid lost many of his friendsto the Taliban.Theyevenskinned afriend for cooperating with the government. The violenceled him to say, “The terrorists have no religion.” The Taliban began entering homes and killing government officials,and paid assassinations happened in public. Walidknew he was in danger.After losing a dear friend, Walid knew then that he had lost all he was willing to lose.He fled to Pakistan where he soon received news that the terrorists had killed his father. He then fledto Turkeyon a difficult journey.Traffickers packed them on an overcrowded boat to flee to Greece. The journey on the sea was full of fear, danger, and prayers,until a Greek boat found them and guided them to safety.In Greece, Walidspent three months in a prison-like camp called Moria, where rape and violence were all too common. He now resides in a camp in Oinofyta, Greece.
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