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Afghan Youth Soccer Player Zaki Anwari Died in Fall from U.S. Plane Evacuating Kabul Airport

HeadlineAug 20, 2021

Afghanistan’s sports federation has identified one of at least two people who fell to their deaths from a U.S. military plane as it hastily evacuated Kabul’s airport on Monday. Seventeen-year-old Zaki Anwari was a member of Afghanistan’s national youth soccer team. He was among dozens of people filmed running alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane as it sped down a runway — some of them clinging to the plane’s sides and landing gear.

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