“For seven years I served my country as an Army officer. Trained to use weapons of all kinds, to work side by side with men, never discriminated against, never judged, I received certificates of esteem. At the orders of other female soldiers like me, I have been to Camp Arena, in Herat, where the Italian military contingent was located. With them and for them I worked in the hope of building the foundations for a terror-free Afghanistan. The Taliban have destroyed our dreams, now they will the same with our lives. They have already come to look for me at home, I could only flee. ” In line for four days for the airlift, outside the Kabul airport, there is also Zahra, an Afghan from Herat, 35 years old and mother of two children, who does not resemble the ideal of woman imposed by Sharia law at all. . At the Adnkronos she shows the documents attesting to the long years of service in uniform, the photos that portray her with high positions in the army, with NATO soldiers, holding guns and rifles with her face made up to fight whoever wants her at home, covered from a long veil down to the feet. “Today, however, I had no alternatives – he tells Adnkronos Zhara – today I had to think about my family, my partner, a soldier like me, about a future that I dreamed of here, for which I put myself on the line. And that today has been canceled “. (by Silvia Mancinelli)
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