Why are Afghans asking me for help on Twitter?

Shaheeb contacted me two months ago on Twitter. I don’t know Shaheeb, I’ve never met him, and I don’t really know if he is who he says he is.

He says he is an Afghan from the Sharana district in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktika province. He said that he worked with a Logistics Task Force at a US Army Forward Operating Base (FOB) not far from the Pakistani border.

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