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US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy

By DW
23 April 2021   |   11:00 am
NATO's in-country employees tell DW they could be targeted by the Taliban after foreign troops withdraw from Afghanistan. Militants consider the alliance's Afghan employees "traitors" for working for occupying forces.

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