When Rezagul's son died in a Taliban attack on a police checkpoint, she literally look matters into her own hands. The story of her seven-hour gun battle, in which she killed 25 Taliban fighters, has drawn rare unified praise from conservative and liberal voices in the country.
The New York Times has reported that dozens of civilians in Afghanistan were killed last month in the western province of Farah because of an error made by American forces in the region. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway.
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