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One year on: Afghanistan in anguish

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2022
From The Left
Middle East, World, Taliban, Afghanistan, Defense and Security, Foreign Policy, Kabul
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Ami Vitale/Getty Images

One year after the U.S. withdrew and the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan, the country remains a nation in anguish.

The big picture: The Afghan people have borne the brunt of a collapsed economy, deepening humanitarian crisis and deteriorating human rights situation.

Flashback: The Taliban began retaking parts of the country as the U.S.-led coalition began its exit a year ago. By Aug. 15, 2021 — far earlier than the U.S. expected or had planned for — Kabul was back in the hands of the group that had ruled with a brutal grip...

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