Taliban Seizes Afghanistan
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USAToday - Taliban fighters have since seized control of Afghanistan’s capital today, effectively completing their sweep of the besieged nation as the Afghan government collapsed after two decades of U.S. efforts to reshape the region as part of its “war on terror.” Embattled President Ashraf Ghani was forced to flee the country as the Taliban entered the capital city of Kabul; and at the same time, U.S. troops scrambled to evacuate thousands of U.S. diplomats and Afghans from the U.S. Embassy.
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