Afghan interpreters who helped Canada’s military face death threats as allies pull out
Before the Canadian military pulled out of Afghanistan in 2014, personnel relied on local interpreters to help them build relationships. Now those interpreters face death threats from the Taliban as NATO allies are also poised to withdraw their troops. We talk to retired infantry officer Dave Morrow and his interpreter, Abdul, who fears for his family's lives and wants to come to Canada. (The Current is not revealing his full name over fears for his safety.) We also hear from Liberal MP Marcus Powlowski, who has been trying to help interpreters find safety here.