Afghanistan braces for ‘horrific’ Taliban rule following US withdrawal | The World

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The Taliban says Afghanistan is now a free and sovereign nation, and that America has been defeated.

Journalist Lynne O’Donnell, who escaped Afghanistan ahead of the Taliban takeover, says the country has taken 20 years to come full circle.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

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