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Afghanistan turmoil

'I have nothing': Taliban gains spawn Afghan displacement crisis

Hundreds of thousands flee fighting, with many winding up on streets of Kabul

Over 244,000 Afghans have fled their homes since U.S.-led foreign forces began their withdrawal from the country in May. (Photo by Kanika Gupta)

KABUL -- As the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan with lightning speed, life in the northern city of Kunduz became unbearable for Fareba Mohammadi.

"Now that the Taliban controls our province, I was not allowed to go outside without the chadri or a male family member," the 22-year-old said, referring to the head-to-toe shroud for women. "My husband was arrested in Turkey for being an illegal immigrant. It became very difficult for me to cope with the situations, so I escaped to Kabul." She brought only a small bag with her.

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