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U.S. College Kid Shares ‘Guilt’ as His Family Hides From the Taliban

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Kaihan, a student at Lake Forest University near Chicago, can’t help but feel “guilty” as he watches the Taliban take control of his home country. He knows that his family, who live in Afghanistan, are in grave danger, and need to get out.

“This was unexpected for everybody, even though my father predicted it,” the 23-year-old politics student told The Daily Beast. “He said that once the Americans are gone, the Taliban is going to take over. But nobody expected the Taliban to take over in 7-8 days.”

“I wasn’t surprised that the president left, people know that the government is corrupt to an extent,” he said. “But watching the news and seeing the Taliban roam around the streets that I grew up in, that’s what makes me mad.”

Kaihan—who has been living in the U.S. for four years now after earning a scholarship to a private boarding school in Wisconsin—had........

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