Afghan warfighter reunited with mentor at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

ROANOKE, Va. – An Afghan warfighter who worked with U.S. troops to track down and capture Taliban leaders in Afghanistan is preparing to make South...

December 12, 2022
4:34 AM

ROANOKE, Va. – An Afghan warfighter who worked with U.S. troops to track down and capture Taliban leaders in Afghanistan is preparing to make Southwest Virginia home.10 News was at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Thursday as her colleagues on the battlefield as well as members of her new community in Virginia welcomed her with open arms.It was all to greet Sima Alizada, a former member of Afghanistan's elite Female Tactical Platoon, as she gets ready for a new life in Blacksburg.'It's awesome.

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