“My son is dying in front of my eyes:” 1 year after Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

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Tomorrow marks one year since the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul. By the end of August 2021, the last U.S. troops had left the country.

Since then, international sanctions against the regime have helped drive the Afghan economy into a downward spiral. The U.N. says millions of people face hunger, or worse.

As Redmond Shannon reports, solving that problem could mean the West having to confront a difficult dilemma.

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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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