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Captain Niloofar Rahmani, the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in the history of Afghanistan, seeks asylum in the U.S. (CNN screenshot)

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Dr. Gino Strada, who has provided medical and surgical care in 17 African and Middle Eastern nations for a quarter-century, and Sakena Yacoobi, who established multiple refugee-educational programs against considerable odds in Afghanistan, were named as co-recipients of the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Price.

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National Geographic's famed green-eyed "Afghan Girl" Sharbat Gulla poses for a photo during a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, at the Presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2016. Afghanistan's president on Wednesday welcomed home Gulla who was deported from Pakistan after a court had convicted her on charges of carrying a forged Pakistani ID card and staying in the country illegally. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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FILE - In this April 11, 2016 file photo, farmers harvest raw opium at a poppy field in the Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Afghanistan saw an increase of 10 percent in opium poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication across the country, according to a new joint survey released by the UN and Afghan government. The report released Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, showed the total area under cultivation in Afghanistan at an estimated 201,000 hectares (496,681 acres) in 2016, a 10 percent increase from the 183,000 hectares (452,200 acres) in 2015. (AP Photos/Allauddin Khan, File)

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Protesters run during a massive anti-government protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 16, 2016. Authorities locked down Afghanistan's capital Monday as tens of thousands of members of an ethnic minority group marched through the streets to protest the proposed route of a power line. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Afghan security forces carry a body at the site of a deadly Taliban-claimed suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Armed militants in Afghanistan have staged a coordinated assault on a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning, killing dozens and wounding more than 320 people. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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An Afghan villager removes bricks after his home was damaged from an earthquake in Surkhroad district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015. At least 12 people have been injured and hospitalized in eastern Nangarhar province after an earthquake jolted Afghanistan around midnight Friday. (Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)

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An Afghan National Army soldier searches a passenger at a checkpoint on the way to the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Reinforcements have been rushed to a besieged southern district threatened for days with takeover by Taliban fighters, Afghanistan's acting defense minister said on Wednesday. (AP Photos/Abdul Khaliq)

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Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo. According to Atmar, Afghanistan is in danger of once again becoming a safe haven for terrorists wanting to carry out attacks like the Sept. 11, 2001, atrocities in the United States, and needs the help of the U.S. and NATO countries to ensure victory in its fight to eliminate these groups from within its borders. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Afghan security forces and British soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan. Loyalists of the Islamic State group are making inroads into Afghanistan, with homegrown militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State as it controls territory in some parts of the country. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen. John Campbell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Situation in Afghanistan. U.S. forces attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan last weekend, killing at least 22 people, despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Afghan security forces and British soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in the heart of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. The suicide car bomber attacked a NATO convoy traveling through a crowded neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital Saturday, killing at least 10 people, including three foreign contractors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini

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Civic Order in Afghanistan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Channing Tatum posted a photo tribute on social media Monday honoring Green Beret Master Sgt. Peter Andrew McKenna, who was killed over the weekend in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Facebook/Channing Tatum)

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Afghanistan's national police and soldiers guard near the area of a suicide attack on the police academy, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Two massive attacks in Kabul on Friday, one striking near a government and military complex in a residential area and the other a suicide bombing outside a police academy, killed at least 35 people, sending the strongest message yet to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — that militants are still able to strike at his heavily fortified seat of power. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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An Afghan wounded teenager lies on a bed at a hospital in Puli Khumri, capital city of Baghlan province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 27, 2015. A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left at least 20 people dead and many wounded, an official said Monday. (AP Photo/Jawed Basharat)

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An Afghan security officer stands guard at the entry gate of the Afghan parliament after an attack by the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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In this Friday, June 19, 2015 photo, Nevada Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Glen Spadin watches the rodeo action with his children after his surprise return from Afghanistan during Patriot Night ceremonies at the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nev. Spadin returned after a year in Afghanistan to surprise his six children. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

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Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

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National Edition News cover for May 31, 2015 - 'Taliban Five' travel ban set to expire; ex-Gitmo detainees exchanged for Bowe Berghdal: FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)