Afghanistan’s falling man | Curio

Afghanistan’s falling man

11 mins | Sep 3, 2021

The 17-year-old soccer star who plunged from a US military jet. Zaki Anwari’s horrific death showed the world the lengths refugees are willing to go to escape the Taliban. In this poignant reconstruction of the events based "on interviews with Anwari’s friends and family; bystanders who witnessed the episode; military-aviation experts; and reviews of video and photos shot at the scene," Joe Parkinson, Ava Sasani and Drew Hinshaw reflect on the dark side of virality.

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