The Taliban takeover: What’s next for Afghanistan? • FRANCE 24 English

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The #Taliban have seized power in #Afghanistan two weeks before the US was set to complete its troop withdrawal after a costly two-decade #war. The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the US and its allies melted away. Here’s a look at what happened and what comes next.

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