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‘I Lost My Son’: A Deeper Look at the Chaos at Kabul Airport as the US Left Afghanistan

25 Apr 2023
This excerpt from the conclusion of FRONTLINE’s documentary series “America and the Taliban” focuses on the chaos at Kabul airport where 25-year-old Afghan dentist Fada Mohammed lost his life attempting to flee on a U.S. military plane as the Taliban took over.

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The three-part series investigates how the U.S. lost the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Part Three examines the last few years of America’s longest war, including negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban, the U.S.’s rushed exit from Afghanistan and what was left behind.

Part One of "America and the Taliban" premiered April 4 and is available to watch here: Part Two of "America and the Taliban" premiered on April 11 and is available to watch here: Part Three premieres on April 25, 2023.

“America and the Taliban” is a FRONTLINE production with RAIN Media, Inc. The producers are Brian Funck, Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith. The writers and directors are Marcela Gaviria and Martin Smith. The correspondent is Martin Smith. The co-producer is Scott Anger. The executive producer and editor-in-chief for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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