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Women who took on the Taliban – and lost

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Of five prominent women interviewed three years ago by The Independent for an article on post-Taliban female emancipation, three, including Ms Kakar, are dead and a fourth has had to flee after narrowly escaping assassination in an ambush in which her husband was killed.


TVNL Comment: The US invaded Iraq to overthrow a government that gave women total equality without the restraints of Sharia law. Today, the women of Iraq are once again under fundamentalist rule and are not better off than those in Afghanistan

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