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Mother of Killed ANA Soldier Sells Books to Feed Family

06 Aug 2020 Tolo News

Jamila, 50, is the mother of an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, Noor Mohammad, who was killed during a Taliban ambush while returning home from duty to the Sar-e-Qala area of Chaparhar district in Nangarhar province.

Noor Mohammad’s mother is now selling books on the streets of Jalalabad city to feed her family.

“My son sacrificed his life while defending the country, but I didn’t give up and now I am selling books to provide food for my family,” said Jamila, who works despite the summer heatwave.

Noor Mohammad was 28-years-old and he was killed by the Taliban six years ago. He was the only breadwinner for his family.

He has left a widow and four children behind.

“I want to call on the Taliban to agree to peace with us, make peace with us so that the country is developed. We do not want war, we do not want the US and the Russians,” said Jamila.

“I want my son to go to school, we do not have anything at home, my son is sick, we don’t have money to buy medicine,” said Fatima, the widow of Noor Mohammad.

Noor Mohammad’s mother said that no one from the government reached out to offer help.

“No one is there to inquire about them, they are in misery,” said Mohammad Zaman, a relative of Jamila.

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