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When the Taliban took Kabul, Hosseini knew the life she knew was gone | USA TODAY

When the Taliban took Kabul, Hosseini knew the life she knew was gone | USA TODAY

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"It was time now. I had to get out of Kabul." Journalist Fatema Hosseini describes her escape from Afghanistan as the Taliban closed in. RELATED: How much did the war in Afghanistan cost? https://youtu.be/7RCo0AwwJZ8 Fatema had never lived under Taliban rule and didn’t intend to now. Her family left for neighboring Iran when she was 3 months old because of the group’s persecution of Harazas and its abhorrent treatment of women. She returned at 10, after the 2001 U.S. invasion ousted the Taliban from power. She later interviewed Taliban fighters and reported about women's lives now and then – then being a time of moral darkness when women and young girls were excluded from public life and education. When they were beaten publicly for daring to venture outside without a male guardian, for we...