Kabul Embassy Departure Leaves Afghanistan Wide Open For Trouble

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A shock decision from Canberra to close the Australian embassy in Kabul has left diplomats and the international community scratching their heads. The decision was made with 4 days’ notice, leaving the Afghani government with little time to devise a solution.

Australian officials say the move is temporary, but analysts warn the damage may be irreversible if and when Australia returns to Afghanistan.

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