U.S. Rushes to Evacuate Afghanistan as Taliban Take More Control

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Aug.20 — The U.S. rushed to evacuate people from Kabul as Taliban fighters take more control of the city. Bloomberg’s Eltaf Najafizada reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance: Early Edition.’

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