Effort Underway to Rescue Girls Soccer Team from Afghanistan
Former congressional chief of staff: "We need to do everything that we can to protect them, to get them to a safe situation."
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They move from place to place at a moment’s notice in a desperate bid to evade the Taliban — girls whose lives are in danger simply because they chose to play a sport they loved. An international effort to evacuate members of the Afghanistan national girls soccer team, along with dozens of family members and soccer federation staff, suffered a crushing setback last week after a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport killed 169 Afghans…