It’s been almost two years since the U.S. left Afghanistan and one Afghan family living in Chicago has been torn apart, for just as long.
Their two children were left behind as refugees rushed to escape the Taliban. But as CBS 2’s Sabrina Franza reported Friday night, a long-awaited reunion may be on the horizon.
“They’re physically here, but mentally they’re all the time,” the children’s mother said. “They’re with the kids.”
It’s been almost two years since the family has seen their now 20-year-old son and almost 3-year-old daughter. They were separated the day the United states evacuated Afghanistan, far away from their parents and the Kabul airport — in a different province visiting relatives.
Now months later, mom and dad, whose identities we’re keeping hidden for the safety of their children, sat down with CBS 2 over tea. Though an interpreter, they discussed a path beyond that horrible day.