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From poppy to heroin: Taliban move into Afghan drug production

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | The Taliban — which banned poppy cultivation when it ruled Afghanistan — now appears to wield significant control over the war-torn country’s heroin production line, providing insurgents with billions of dollars, officials have told AFP. In 2016 Afghanistan, which produces 80 percent of the world’s …

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Massive truck bomb kills over 80 in Kabul

BBC says driver killed, four journalists injured in Kabul attack London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The BBC’s Afghan driver was killed and four of its journalists were injured on Wednesday in a massive truck bomb blast that ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, the British broadcaster said. “It is with …

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Security forces deny access to site of US blast in Afghanistan

Jalalabad, Afghanistan | AFP |  Security forceswere still blocking accessWednesday to the site in eastern Afghanistan where the US dropped a massive bomb on an Islamic State group stronghold six days ago. The US military dropped its GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, dubbed the “Mother of All Bombs”, in combat …

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ICC: US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  US military forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan through the “cruel and violent” interrogation of detainees mostly between 2003-2004, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday. There was a “reasonable basis to believe that, in the …

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Afghan opium cultivation skyrockets as eradication collapses

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |   Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, highlighting bumper harvests owing to collapsing eradication efforts amid growing insecurity and declining international counter-narcotics assistance, the UN said Sunday. Cultivation dropped last year due to drought conditions but it has been on …

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15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

Washington, United States | AFP | Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory. On October 7, 2001, in response to the 9/11 attacks, President George W. …

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Nine killed as militants raid Kabul’s American University

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |  At least nine people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students. Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, …

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