Welcome to Canada: Captain Smiley’s remarkable escape from Afghanistan

Global News published this video item, entitled “Welcome to Canada: Captain Smiley’s remarkable escape from Afghanistan” – below is their description.

Mohammed Ismail, known affectionately as Captain Smiley, spent six years protecting our troops in Afghanistan. Now, with the help of a group of Canadian veterans, he has made a remarkable journey to escape his Taliban-controlled country to a new life in the Greater Toronto Area.

For The New Reality, Jeff Semple takes an inside look at the challenges ahead for him and his family, and also for the 40,000 Afghans hoping to settle in Canada.

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