Beyond the Headlines: The people left behind in Kabul

Tens of thousands of foreigners and Afghans thronged the airport after the Taliban seized power but not everyone got on a flight

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America’s longest war is over after the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan ordered by President Joe Biden. The Taliban have taken Kabul. Barely a shot was fired.

With the final evacuation planes now departed, many people vulnerable to Taliban revenge have been left behind, despite assurances from US and other governments, and have been forced into hiding.

On this week's Beyond the Headlines, host Gareth Browne looks at the inadequate evacuation of Afghanistan and speaks to those who have been abandoned to the most uncertain of fates.

Updated: September 03, 2021, 12:47 PM