‘I got another life’: Upper West Side man jubilant to be reunited with wife, kids after they evacuate Afghanistan


Mohammed Wali was visibly relieved to finally have his wife and three children with him in the United States after their harrowing escape from Afghanistan as he embraced Congressman Tom Suozzi in a long hug as the two met outside his restaurant Arianna on the Upper West Side on Wednesday.

Wali, who came to the United States in 1992 and is an American citizen, reached out to Suozzi’s office on Aug. 16 to ask for assistance to help evacuate his wife and three children from Kabul, Afghanistan, after the Taliban took over the capital.