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Two congressmen traveled to Afghanistan amid frantic evacuation efforts – CNN

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peace deal and the action they’ve taken after the group assumed power in Afghanistan.”},{“title”:”Trump’s allies are now denouncing his Taliban deal”,”duration”:”03:31″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/08/23/avlon-reality-check-afghanistan-withdrawal-trump-allies-taliban-deal-criticism-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/08/23/avlon-reality-check-afghanistan-withdrawal-trump-allies-taliban-deal-criticism-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210823121532-mcmaster-haley-esper-reality-check-split-vpx-large-16-9.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/08/23/avlon-reality-check-afghanistan-withdrawal-trump-allies-taliban-deal-criticism-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how Trump allies’ recent criticisms of President Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan ring hollow in light of their past statements.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s John Avlon breaks down how Trump allies’ recent criticisms of President Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan ring hollow in light of their past statements.”},{“title”:”Clarissa Ward recounts her journey out of Afghanistan aboard a refugee flight”,”duration”:”04:07″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/22/clarissa-ward-flight-out-of-kabul-afghanistan-rs-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/22/clarissa-ward-flight-out-of-kabul-afghanistan-rs-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210820202350-clarris-ward-flight-out-of-afghanistan-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/22/clarissa-ward-flight-out-of-kabul-afghanistan-rs-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s Clarissa Ward recounts her journey out of Kabul, Afghanistan, aboard a US Air Force C-17 transporting hundreds of refugees to Doha, Qatar.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Clarissa Ward recounts her journey out of Kabul, Afghanistan, aboard a US Air Force C-17 transporting hundreds of refugees to Doha, Qatar.”},{“title”:”Nurse recounts delivering baby born aboard evacuation plane from Afghanistan”,”duration”:”01:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/22/afghan-evacuees-ramstein-air-base-germany-shubert-dnt-ndwknd-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/22/afghan-evacuees-ramstein-air-base-germany-shubert-dnt-ndwknd-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210823090941-army-captain-erin-brymer-large-169.jpeg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/22/afghan-evacuees-ramstein-air-base-germany-shubert-dnt-ndwknd-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”Thousands of evacuees that were airlifted out of Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover are now safe at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/atika-shubert” target=”_blank”>Atika Shubertu003c/a> reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Thousands of evacuees that were airlifted out of Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover are now safe at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/profiles/atika-shubert” target=”_blank”>Atika Shubertu003c/a> reports.”},{“title”:”Watch chaos unfold at Kabul airport’s north gate”,”duration”:”02:11″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/20/kabul-airport-chaos-afghanistan-taliban-npw-dlt-intl-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/20/kabul-airport-chaos-afghanistan-taliban-npw-dlt-intl-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210820081413-video-thumbnail-airport-chaos-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/20/kabul-airport-chaos-afghanistan-taliban-npw-dlt-intl-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”With the Taliban in control of several access points to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, residents desperate to flee Afghanistan have overwhelmed the airport’s north gate. Stun grenades light up the night and US troops have had to forcefully repel the gathering crowds. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.”,”descriptionText”:”With the Taliban in control of several access points to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, residents desperate to flee Afghanistan have overwhelmed the airport’s north gate. Stun grenades light up the night and US troops have had to forcefully repel the gathering crowds. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.”},{“title”:”Video shows baby being handed over Kabul airport wall to US troops”,”duration”:”03:02″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/20/kth-kabul-airport-wall-baby-afghanistan-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/20/kth-kabul-airport-wall-baby-afghanistan-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210819204013-baby-kabul-airport-wall-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/20/kth-kabul-airport-wall-baby-afghanistan-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses the chaos and desperation in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover following the withdrawal of US troops. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Anderson Cooper discusses the chaos and desperation in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover following the withdrawal of US troops. “},{“title”:”China teams up with Taliban in unlikely partnership”,”duration”:”02:47″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/19/china-taliban-allies-culver-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/19/china-taliban-allies-culver-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210819180640-china-taliban-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/19/china-taliban-allies-culver-lead-pkg-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s David Culver takes a closer look at the budding relationship between the Taliban and China.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s David Culver takes a closer look at the budding relationship between the Taliban and China.”},{“title”:”Taliban fighters accost CNN reporter and crew”,”duration”:”03:06″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-airport-gunfire-ward-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-airport-gunfire-ward-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210818164002-clarissa-ward-taliban-fighter-kabul-airport-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-airport-gunfire-ward-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports on the hurdles Americans and Afghans are facing trying to get to Kabul’s airport as Taliban fighters attempt to block access with gunfire and violence. This video has been updated to correct an editing issue.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports on the hurdles Americans and Afghans are facing trying to get to Kabul’s airport as Taliban fighters attempt to block access with gunfire and violence. This video has been updated to correct an editing issue.”},{“title”:”How Russia is reacting to US withdrawal from Afghanistan”,”duration”:”02:33″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-russia-reaction-pleitgen-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-russia-reaction-pleitgen-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210818095810-03-afghanistan-0818-kabul-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/19/afghanistan-us-withdrawal-russia-reaction-pleitgen-pkg-tsr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”CNN’s Fred Pleitgen reports on the international reaction to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US troops.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Fred Pleitgen reports on the international reaction to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US troops.”},{“title”:”‘I don’t want to be killed by the Taliban’: Afghan interpreter leaves tearful voicemail”,”duration”:”02:13″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/19/afghan-interpreter-voicemail-taliban-kimberley-motley-intv-ebof-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/19/afghan-interpreter-voicemail-taliban-kimberley-motley-intv-ebof-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150923125213-translator-afghanistan-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/19/afghan-interpreter-voicemail-taliban-kimberley-motley-intv-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”In an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, human rights attorney Kimberley Motley talks about the voicemail she received from an Afghan interpreter pleading for help from the US and the desperation she’s hearing from people in the country as the Taliban takes over.”,”descriptionText”:”In an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, human rights attorney Kimberley Motley talks about the voicemail she received from an Afghan interpreter pleading for help from the US and the desperation she’s hearing from people in the country as the Taliban takes over.”},{“title”:” Deposed Afghan president speaks out for first time in video message after fleeing country”,”duration”:”02:49″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/world/2021/08/18/afghanistan-president-speaks-arwa-damon-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”world/2021/08/18/afghanistan-president-speaks-arwa-damon-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210818133632-ashraf-ghani-presser-081821-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/world/2021/08/18/afghanistan-president-speaks-arwa-damon-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/afghanistan-falls-to-the-taliban/”,”description”:”The deposed president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani speaks in detail for the first time since fleeing Kabul and the Taliban. 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