Will Zaki Anwari’s death turn the tide against the Taliban? The young football star saw no future as Kabul fell. Viral images of his last moments horrified the world. The C-17 Globemaster III roared over the heads of the crowd on the Kabul runway. The Americans were going home, leaving behind dozens of disappointed Afghans who had tried to clamber aboard. A tiny dot tumbled from the plane, barely visible in the sky. The crowd rushed towards it, some shouting in horror. They knew someone had died.
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