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Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Harrisburg University professor of international affairs, recently spoke with WGAL news about the fall of the Afghanistan capitol to the Taliban.

Noorbaksh, who specializes in Middle Eastern affairs, has remained in touch with Afghans he has worked with for years. He said he is worried that 20 years of progress Afghans and the U.S. have worked for together, including women’s rights and peace, is in jeopardy since the Taliban took over the country’s capitol.  

“It is so sad to see that 20 years that the United States and the Afghans built together, the Taliban, a terrorist organization, will totally dismantle every effort,” he said, speaking about the future of Afghan women.

“Whatever the Taliban promises today, they can totally reject it, totally forget it tomorrow,” he added.

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