5 Jul 2021

I’m worried more about Afghanistan than myself, says Afghan MP


Thousands of Afghan soldiers have fled into neighbouring Tajikistan following the withdrawal of NATO troops.

Nearly 20 years after the invasion of Afghanistan, the vast majority of foreign forces in the country have withdrawn. The Taliban now controls roughly a third of the country’s 421 districts.

The majority of the Taliban’s recent gains in the north east, a former stronghold for US allies, were achieved without fighting.

As the Taliban gain ground, there is widespread concern that Kabul is at risk of falling and the social and political gains of the last two decades will be lost.

We spoke to Farzana Kochai, a member of the Afghan parliament and asked her now that the Western Forces are gone, do you feel safe?