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Pakistan is the true winner from the Afghan debacle

18 August 2021

8:16 AM

18 August 2021

8:16 AM

‘Everyone is getting out – and fast’, the man tells me over a crackling line. He is tired, clearly subdued. A UN staff member, he was in Afghanistan until very recently and is still trying to process what happened. ‘We knew this was going to happen,’ he continues, ‘but everyone was caught by surprise at the speed of the Taliban advance.

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