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'Going to start from zero': Afghan filmmaker's heart wrenching post on leaving homeland goes viral

A filmmaker-journalist called Roya Heydari, part of the mass migration, published a sorrowful post on Twitter as she embarks on a journey that will permanently keep her away from her hometown.
 

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Kabul, First Published Aug 27, 2021, 5:43 PM IST
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The catastrophe that has unfolded in Afghanistan in recent weeks has shocked the whole globe. The Taliban reclaimed control and quickly took over the country.  When the Taliban governed the nation, women were forced to stay at home since they could not work. While they claim to be granted some freedom this time, many people are fleeing the nation to escape a repetition of history. 

A filmmaker-journalist called Roya Heydari, part of the mass migration, published a sorrowful post on Twitter as she embarks on a journey that will permanently keep her away from her hometown.

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Taking to Twitter, she shared a photo of herself waiting outside the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul. She captioned her post: "I left my whole life, my home in order to continue to have a voice. Once again, I am running from my motherland. Once again, I am going to start from zero. I took only my cameras and a dead soul with me across an ocean. With a heavy heart, goodbye motherland. Until we meet again."

 

According to media reports, Heydari managed to flee Kabul and reach France five days ago, fearing that she would be unable to work under Taliban control. 

Meanwhile, two attacks occurred, one at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport and the other at the adjacent Baron Hotel, bringing the total number of casualties to 90, including 10 US marines. The United States military has pledged to track down the leaders of the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the suicide assault. The ISIS-K stated in a statement that the strike was aimed at interpreters and collaborators with the US Army.

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US President Joe Biden stated that terrorism will not discourage his country and pledged to track out the perpetrators and hold them accountable for the horrific assaults. In response to Thursday's horrific incident, Biden stated that despite the tremendous threats, the US had evacuated over 100,000 individuals from Afghanistan in the previous several days.

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