End Of The Road

Andy Oppenheimer | 08/19/2021

The Taliban completed its takeover in Afghanistan on Aug. 15 when President Ashraf Ghani fled Kabul. Over the previous week, the militant group seized control of provincial capitals as Afghan security forces, lacking U.S. support, increasingly laid down their arms. Above, a Taliban fighter sits in the back of a truck armed with a machine gun in front of the main gate leading to the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Aug. 16. As the deadline for the final withdrawal of U.S. and allied...
 

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