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Islam in Afghanistan: Villagers Rise Up Against Taliban

The uprisings against the Taliban started in early February, reports The New York Times. Villagers in Panjwai joined police forces and started ousting Taliban fighters. Nearly 100 village elders vowed at a public meeting Monday to keep the Taliban out as the new fighting season sets in, and Afghan flags are flying from rooftops in the villages, residents said. Read the full story here. The locals show pride at the uprising but concede that they will need continued government support to see the Taliban kept out permanently, though the Taliban have not given up. Says The Times, “One Taliban commander, who…

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