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The 17-year-old who fell from a US army jet

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 KabulThe city became the capital of Afghanistan during the reign of Timur Shah Durrani, the second Afghan emir, in 1776. 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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