Afghan chaos | Thousands try to flee Kabul, some cling to moving plane

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A mass exodus is underway in Afghanistan, with people desperately trying to leave the country seized by the Taliban. RT discussed the situation with former US Navy intelligence officer Steven Rogers, who compares Afghanistan to Vietnam.

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