This Afghan student escaped the Taliban regime to study in Montreal

Arzou Lashkari, 19, now studies at Concordia University in Montreal after fleeing from the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. (Source: Arzou Lashkari) Arzou Lashkari, 19, now studies at Concordia University in Montreal after fleeing from the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. (Source: Arzou Lashkari)

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