CBC News published this video item, entitled “Thousands who want to flee Afghanistan remain stranded under Taliban rule” – below is their description.
Lauryn Oates, executive director at Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, joined Power & Politics Monday to discuss the plight of 18 stranded Afghan families who fear reprisal from the Taliban for the work family members did with the Canadian not-for-profit organization.
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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.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.