Afghanistan withdrawal leaves women, activists fearing return of Taliban

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    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unannounced visit to Afghanistan in the wake of President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the country by September 11. The imminent withdrawal has left many in the war-torn country anxious about the future.

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