Biden's Abandoned Interpreter Escapes

An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then- Sen. Joe Biden in 2008 when his helicopter made an emergency landing in Afghanistan has escaped from the country.
After weeks in hiding, Aman Khalili said he and his family left Afghanistan last week, crossing the border into Pakistan, part of a slow exodus of Afghans trying to avoid living under Taliban rule.
Following a series of demoralizing setbacks and frustrating dead-ends over the past six weeks, U.S. veterans worked with former Afghan soldiers and well-placed Pakistani allies to carry out a clandestine operation to drive Mr. Khalili and his family more than 600 miles across Afghanistan and get them to Pakistan, according to those involved in the effort.
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