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Taliban fighters hug each other a day after they overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Taliban fighters hug each other a day after they overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to retake the northern city of Kunduz from the Taliban after its fighters seized the city yesterday. The U.S. hit back with airstrikes Tuesday and Afghan soldiers are on the ground fighting.

This is the first urban area the Taliban has captured since the U.S. invasion in 2001 toppled their regime. The BBC's Waheed Massoud joins Here & Now's Robin Young from Kabul with details.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Waheed Massoud, editor and bureau chief for BBC World's Afghan Service, Kabul Bureau. He tweets @waheedmassoud.

This segment aired on September 29, 2015.

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