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Preview: Escape From Kabul

Preview: Escape From Kabul
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In the chaos of a country on the brink of collapse, those tasked with defending and helping others soon found themselves in dire need of rescue. Khial Shinwari witnessed the horror of the American withdrawal from an Afghan military base. He never expected his country would fall into the Taliban's hands again. Amidst the evacuation, the 35-year-old Afghan air force pilot's mission was to fly other people to safety, 130 in all. But as the Taliban closed in, he found himself planning his own and his family's escape to the United States, leaving his life and career behind. Now, he grapples with a vastly different life but refuses to give up on his dreams of taking flight again.​ Escape from Kabul makes its streaming debut on VOA+ on August 11, 2022.