US withdrawal and Taliban resurgence: What now for Afghanistan?
In 2001, Operation Enduring Freedom was launched, US forces and NATO allies invaded Afghanistan, and the Taliban was driven from power.
Now, nearly 20 years on, US and allied troops have almost completely been pulled out. However, the Taliban is resurging and now controls or contests over three-quarters of Afghan districts.
So what does this mean for the future of the country?
In this episode, host Dermot Murnaghan speaks to Sky News special correspondent Alex Crawford in Kabul; Ash Alexander-Cooper OBE, a former specialist military unit colonel in the British Armed Forces that was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005; and Fatima Gailani, one of Afghanistan’s 21 negotiators in the peace talks with the Taliban.
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