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“The situation is that the Taliban don’t respect anything: not journalists – foreign and local – or women,” she said
‘I want to fight and regain the rights that they took from us. We don’t need to go to another country. This is our homeland.’
The Taliban seek to distance themselves from the harsher policies of old, when half the population was excluded from work and education.
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