Taliban restrictions on martial arts kick up woes in Afghanistan | Al Jazeera Newsfeed

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Martial arts have flourished in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, with both men and women taking part. Now, with the Taliban in power, athletes say they have very little hope left for the future. @stefaniejazeera reports from Kabul.

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