Iran Provides Refuge to Families of Shi'ite Afghan Fighters Killed in Syria

November 29, 2017 09:55 AM

When the Islamic State gained ground in Syria, Iran used its religious influence with Shiites in neighboring countries, like Afghanistan, to get volunteer fighters. Now that the war in Syria seems to be winding down, and tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are heating up, Afghan officials wonder if their country could become a victim of a proxy war between the regional rivals. VOA's Ayesha Tanzeem reports.