Twenty years ago, the Taliban destroyed the world's largest standing Buddha statues in the Bamiyan Valley in central Afghanistan.
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A bomb attack in Afghanistan killed nearly 70 people — mostly young schoolgirls — over the weekend. The country faces an uncertain future, with peace talks practically stalled and US troops preparing to leave.
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.
The US departure from Afghanistan will pave the way for regional powers to increase their clout in the war-ravaged country. Moscow has its own interests in Afghanistan, but will it cooperate with Washington?
President Joe Biden has announced the unconditional withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. DW analyzes implications for the war-torn country's future.
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