Life in Kabul: An Afghan journalist speaks of growing despair with every plane leaving

Mokhtar Yasa describes the moment Taleban forces marched into Kabul and his hopes and fears for the future of Afghanistan.

On Aug 15, Mr Mokhtar Yasa, an Afghan journalist, was sceptical when he heard rumours that the Taleban had marched into the capital, Kabul. But, after wrapping up at the office, he headed to Dasht-e-Barchi, a western neighbourhood in the city, where Taleban fighters were said to have amassed.

"When I went there, the Taleban fighters were searching cars, the people were taking selfies with them and they somehow surprised everyone," says Mr Mokhtar, a journalist with local newspaper Kabul Now.

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