The fall of Kabul | Behind The Headlines

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The Independent published this video item, entitled “The fall of Kabul | Behind The Headlines” – below is their description.

After 20 years of conflict, billions of dollars and countless lives lost, Kabul fell in a single day. How did the US withdrawal go so wrong and what was the cause of the chaos within the city?

The Independent’s Kim Sengupta was one of the last journalists on the ground as US forces withdrew from the country, he goes Behind The Headlines to tell his personal account of the day that Kabul fell to the Taliban.

In this video, we trace the history of conflict, from the first Anglo-Afghan war in the 1830s to the founding of the Taliban in the early 90s, the US invasion in 2001 and finally the catastrophic withdrawal 20 years later.

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