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Afghanistan: Taliban face mounting challenges ahead • FRANCE 24 English

Celebratory gunfire resounded across #Kabul on Tuesday (August 31) as #Taliban fighters took control of the #airport before dawn, after the withdrawal of the last US troops.The transition presents an enormous test for the Islamists in a desperately poor, diplomatically isolated country.

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#Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony #Blinken in a phone call on Sunday that the international community should engage with #Afghanistan’s new #Taliban rulers and “positively guide” them, China’s foreign ministry said. FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin tells us more.

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Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks that propelled the US into its longest war, the last US troops have left Afghanistan. More than 800,000 US soldiers were deployed there over the past two decades. The Taliban have now retaken control of nearly the whole country. Should the US have pulled out? Could the Biden administration have handled the withdrawal better? What will happen after US troops are gone? Our correspondents met with US citizens whose lives have been changed forever by the conflict.

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BBC breaks down America’s 20 years in Afghanistan by president  The Week Magazine

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