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Senior Afghan officials fled to luxury homes abroad

WASHINGTON — Some senior Afghan officials and their families spent millions buying expensive homes in the United States and abroad during the final years of the war, which became luxurious landings when they escaped the escalation of violence in Afghanistan.

According to a Wall Street Journal review of public records, interviews and other documents, some officials who held high-level positions under the former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, who started in 2014, now lives in mansions along the California coast. Abroad, groups of former officials and lawmakers reside in major European cities, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, according to records and interviews.


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