Ordinary Afghans’ anxiety about future grows as security deal with U.S. remains in limbo

By Ernesto Londoño, December 13, 2013

Habibullah Hassanzada, a father of six, made a decent living running a grocery store. During the past decade of war, he only fleetingly contemplated leaving Afghanistan.

But in recent months, his calculus has changed. A personal dispute with powerful warlords made him feel increasingly unsafe in his home town. And with growing concerns about whether U.S. and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan after next year, he has decided it is finally time to find a way out.

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