Maj. Naiem Asadi, an Afghan pilot properly trained by the U.S. armed service, grew to become acknowledged for his bravery throughout six years of battling in the country’s war, from battling Taliban and Islamic Condition fighters to aiding rescue a crashed American pilot.

Right now, going through demise threats from the Taliban, he is in hiding with his spouse and four-yr-previous daughter, immediately after the U.S. reversed its decision to assist him go away Afghanistan and are living in The usa.

In late November, the U.S. armed service requested Mr. Asadi and his household to go away an American armed service foundation in Afghanistan, where he experienced sought refuge from the Taliban for a thirty day period, immediately after the Pentagon withdrew its preliminary aid for his ask for for defense in the U.S.

“We didn’t assume the U.S. govt to go away us halfway,” reported Mr. Asadi, who states he has killed hundreds of Taliban and Islamic Condition fighters throughout his lively obligation with the Afghan armed service.

“After completing a complete critique of the ask for, the proper officials identified that DoD [the Office of Protection] could not aid the ask for,” Pentagon spokesman Maj. Robert Lodewick reported.