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Homeland Security: Visas revoked for missing Afghan trainees

Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Ruhullah (Source: NBC News) Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Ruhullah (Source: NBC News)
The two were last seen on Dec. 4, and reported missing on Dec. 8 after they did not report for duty. (Source: WALB) The two were last seen on Dec. 4, and reported missing on Dec. 8 after they did not report for duty. (Source: WALB)
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA (WALB) -

The Department of Homeland Security says visas have been revoked for two Afghan trainees missing from Moody Air Force Base.

It's the latest move by authorities as they search for the two men, identified by NBC News as Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Ruhullah.

They were last seen on Dec. 4, and reported missing on Dec. 8 after they did not report for duty.

MORE: Missing Afghan trainees identified, described as 'friendly, nice guys'

Air Force officials said the two men have been training with the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody, part of a program to train pilots and maintenance crew members on Afghan A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes.

The two men were scheduled to graduate with other trainees on December 19. The graduation ceremony has been set for 9 a.m.

Air Force and Defense officials said there was no reason to believe either of the two posed any kind of threat.

If found, the two men face immediate deportation to Afghanistan.

Moody Air Force Base is located about 14 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia.

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