Update: 2 Afghans Still Missing From Georgia Air Base, Visas Revoked

December 17, 2015Dec 17, 2015

Investigators are still aggressively searching for 2 Afghan airmen who went missing from the Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia earlier this month.

Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohulla have been in the United States since February.  According to 11alive.com, the men have been part of a program in which the participants learn how to maintain and repair fighter planes. 

The Department of Homeland Security has adamantly declared that the missing men are not a security risk and that they have been vetted by multiple government agencies.  Despite the attempt to reassure the public, the DHS has revoked both of the men’s visas.  “Bottom line, these individuals are in the country out of status and it’s our job to find them,” DHS spokesman Bryan Cox said.

A source close to the investigation revealed that the two missing men rented a car from the Valdosta regional airport.  Investigators have seized video footage from the airport and are also following up on additional leads.