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.