Listen to L.A. Times reporters on the ground in Afghanistan

Caskets are carried toward a gravesite

Mourners attend a funeral of relatives who were killed in the U.S. drone attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Since the Taliban swept into power last month as U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan, Los Angeles Times correspondents Nabih Bulos and Marcus Yam have been chronicling the stunning end to America’s longest war. They have traveled with Taliban. They have spoken to Afghan women, especially those who are afraid of what lies ahead. They have also written, photographed, and filed stories while trying to navigate the political whims of a militant organization that often mocks the Western media.

Bulos summed it up this way: “It’s just weird. Surreal, really.”

Bulos and Yam shared their reflections of life in Kabul with L.A. Times podcast producer Shannon Lin.


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