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Durham to welcome Afghan refugees fleeing turmoil of Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — Durham will open its arms and welcome Afghan refugees to the city.

Mayor Steve Schewel and other local leaders held a news conference Monday morning to officially state that Afghan refugees were welcome in Durham and would be loved as soon as they arrived.

The refugees are fleeing their home country as the Taliban takes over the county after the collapse of the Afghan government amid the withdrawal of US troops.

ABC11 spoke with an Afghan refugee in Durham who emigrated here a few years ago. He said his 20-year-old cousin died last week during the suicide bomb attack at Kabul Airport, which also killed 13 US service members. …

Read the full article by Tim Pulliam and Ana Rivera at abc11 here.

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