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    Afghanistan Continues to Be Hub of Poppy Cultivationi
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    February 08, 2014 1:18 PM
    [[A recent US government report notes that more Afghan land is under poppy cultivation today than it was under the Taliban in 2002. Demand for drugs, especially on the streets of rich countries, and the poor economic and security situation in Afghanistan are often cited by experts as the reasons for the failure of the fight to combat poppy cultivation. VOA’s Kokab Farshori has the details.

    Afghanistan Continues to Be Hub of Poppy Cultivation

    Published February 08, 2014

    [[A recent US government report notes that more Afghan land is under poppy cultivation today than it was under the Taliban in 2002. Demand for drugs, especially on the streets of rich countries, and the poor economic and security situation in Afghanistan are often cited by experts as the reasons for the failure of the fight to combat poppy cultivation. VOA’s Kokab Farshori has the details.


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