On the Move

On the street where Barasna lives in Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, her Taliban neighbors all drive new Toyota Hi-Lux pickups and Land Cruisers, flashy symbols of their new power. But one night three weeks ago, Barasna heard the slamming of car doors and the crying of sleepy children. She peered out into the lane with its high mud walls and saw that every Taliban commander in the area was fleeing the city with his family. Barasna knew why. It was Sept. 11, and on the radio she and her doctor husband had heard about the suicide hijackers who crashed into the...

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