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... said the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacker managed to join the armed group after fleeing the checkpoint with weapons, TOLOnews reported. Large swathes of Afghanistan's Helmand province - the country's opium production hub - are currently under control of the Afghan Taliban.
There are reports the U.S. Army is readying about a thousand additional troops for deployment to Afghanistan where they will link up with some 14,000 other U.S. service members tasked with an unachievable mission. At the same time, this news was drowned about by the latest catastrophic attack, ...

Afghanistan is the world's top grower of poppy, from which opium and heroin are produced. United Nations estimates show the country produces more opium than all other countries combined. Most poppy fields and drug production are in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar. The city of Herat ...
On the night of November 19, small-time Afghan opium trader Hajji Habibullah finished his day's business at the local opium bazaar in Musa Qala, ... is a poppy-growing powerhouse that for years has been hotly contested terrain in the battle between Taliban insurgents and the Afghan government and ...
Recently United Nations Office on Drugs and Narcotics released a report on production of poppy and opium in Afghanistan. According ... During that period, the US authorities had been blaming that the Taliban were sponsoring the poppy crop but the facts and figures are telling an absolutely different story.
He also hoped that Afghanistan's strong relationship with India would continue. On matters of corruption as well as widespread Opium production in Afghanistan, Mr Karzai blamed "foreign countries". Afghanistan is as corrupt as any other country, he said, but the main blame for it must go to U.S. contractors.

Like the nation's booming opium crop, Afghanistan is a habit the world can't shake. But they say the first step is admitting we have a problem. Trump bills himself as the ultimate straight shooter: Now he has a duty to talk plainly about U.S. goals and expectations for Afghanistan. We're going to be there ...
He pointed to the billions of dollars Afghanistan had spent in attempting to eradicate opium production, and claimed the money would have been far ... "But when the factory started to face problems during the civil war the government stopped purchasing our crop and the price of cotton dropped a great deal.
The U.S. military first began bombing opium production plants in Afghanistan in November as part of a new strategy targeting Taliban dollar streams. Since then, "30 strikes conducted against Taliban narcotics production facilities resulted in more than $20 million in total impact on Taliban revenue," the Air ...
As per the latest report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Narcotics in November, poppy and Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by a record high 63% in 2017. The report finds political instability, ... The US blames Taliban for sponsoring the poppy crop. However, the latest UN ...
In 2017, Afghanistan's opium production hit record levels, rising 87 percent compared to the previous year. What is paramount though, is that the group ... In areas where there are few refining labs, they have created their own, as close to the poppy fields as possible. They continue to tax farmers and provide ...
Opium production in Afghanistan creates serious problems not just for West and Central Asia, but across the world. Watan Yar / EPA ... It can be argued that the central position of the opium poppy in Afghan life was shown by the Taliban's attempt, while in power, to eradicate the crop. This made it easier for ...
In addition, only opium merchants were capable of accumulating capital rapidly enough to be able to provide poor poppy farmers with much-needed cash ... UN opium surveys showed that, during the Taliban's first three years in power, Afghanistan's opium crop accounted for 75% of world production.
Afghanistan, where the drugs originated, accounts for two-thirds of the global opium poppy production. The CDC notes that production declined by 48% in 2015, but adds that the dip will not affect global markets. The report concludes by advising clinicians around the world to test blood lead levels in any ...
As much as 90% of the world's heroin production comes from poppy cultivated in Afghanistan, and it's getting worse. ... Prior to the US invasion in 2001, the then Taliban regime imposed a blanket ban on opium growth, resulting in a remarkable near-all reduction of poppy crop, all in a single season.
The game they created underscores Afghanistan's struggle to eradicate vast opium poppy fields ruled by the Taliban. ... The southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar are where most of the poppy fields are and where the majority of the production takes place while Herat lies along a key smuggling ...
"After 17 years in Afghanistan, the situation is worse than it's ever been. I think the American people, the Congress, the United States are going to start asking some pretty good questions," Hagel said. "The American military can't fix the problems in Afghanistan. Poppy production, corruption, tribal decisions, ...

Poppy production, corruption, tribal decisions, topography. All the uncontrollables are there. You don't fix that with the military," he added. 2018-01-31T114615Z_877159121_RC1FA46450B0_RTRMADP_3_PAKISTAN-Afghanistan Afghan Security Forces keep watch as smoke rises from the ...
Herat: Female Afghan computer coders have developed a computer game to help fight against the country's opium production. ... computer training center have developed a computer video game, in which a protagonist, an Afghan soldier, is tasked to fight against the enemy hidden in the poppy fields and ...
Dr. David Mansfield, a senior fellow at the London school of economics, has researched Opium production in Afghanistan for the past 20 growing seasons. ... It would mean that the 25 labs destroyed were responsible for converting between 8 to 11 percent of the entire 2017 crop of 9,000 metric tons.
Kabul, Afghanistan: Poppy cultivation and drug production in Afghanistan has become a very big problem today. This problem is ... The UN Office on Drugs and crime issued a statement that this year there is a tendency to increase the volume of raw opium produced in Afghanistan. It was also noted that the ...
The presence of opium poppies in Balkh illustrates the failure of anti-drugs policies that the US has spent more than $8 billion on since 2002. Only 10 out of 34 Afghan provinces are now poppy-free, according to the UNODC report. Cultivation is booming in areas where previously the crop barely grew, such ...
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and crime, production of opium almost doubled from 4,800 metric tons in 2016 to 9,000 metric ...
The United Nations says this year's opium crop in Afghanistan is on pace to be the ... 2017 looks like it will be a record for opium production in the country. ... In other words, every single opium poppy bulb would have to be ...
By bombing the opium production facilities you're going to further ... [they didn't] want to grow opium poppy but the Taliban controls [the] area ...
19 World-Herald article states that Opium production in Afghanistan ... cultivator of the poppy from which opium and heroin are produced. ... we have civilians in the United States dying from the crop produced in that country.
Afghan security personnel destroy an illegal poppy crop in the Surkh ... to press the elimination of opium production as a necessary priority.
It is not surprising that half of Afghanistan's opium production takes ... to other cash crops or the forcible eradication of the poppy crop by US ...
(CNN) The US conducted airstrikes targeting opium processing labs in ...... estimated that Opium production in Afghanistan had increased by 87% in 2017. ... refrain from targeting the poppy crop that is the source of the opium, ...
A report by the United Nation's Office on Drug crime (UNODC) has found that the area used to cultivate opium in Afghanistan has increased by ...
Opium production in Afghanistan has again hit record levels and is likely ... hub of opium production, has seen the the area under poppy rise by ...
Afghan farmers harvest raw opium at a poppy field in the Zhari ... south will worsen once the poppy crop is harvested and the extremists deploy ...
Afghan farmers harvest raw opium in a poppy field. .... The Taliban's rise has paralleled the relentless growth of Afghanistan's opium production from a mere ... The 2013 opium crop covered a record area of 209,000 hectares, ...
8 (Xinhua) -- Afghan police have detained 14 people in connection with ... hub of much of the world's opium poppy cultivation and production, ...
He proved himself fighting the Taliban in northeast Afghanistan. Now he's in ... The poppy crop is turned into opium and heroin. It finances the ...
In the old days, it was known as Asia's second opium production hub, behind the Golden Crescent in Afghanistan. After opium use declined, the ...
A national saffron conference was held in Afghanistan's capital Kabul ... plantation and production of saffron," acting Minister of agriculture, ... Durrani added that cultivation of saffron could be a good alternative to opium poppy ...
The fence driving a wedge between Pakistan and Afghanistan .... The UN estimates that Afghanistan's opium poppy production grew by 700 ...
Over the past decade, Afghanistan has tried to give farmers alternative .... made progress slow with poppy and opium production still rampant.
The war-torn country's opium production is expected to exceed 10,000 tonnes this ... A record poppy harvest in Afghanistan means heroin and its ... operations have largely failed to eradicate the crop, which they say helps to ...
Afghanistan looks set for another year of record opium production in 2017, ... out of Afghanistan in the form of opium syrup, at least half of the crop is getting ... Opium-poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has been consistently high ...
Afghanistan, the world's largest producer of opium, has harvested a record crop this year that more than doubled last year's production, a bad ...
As poppy, the opium plant, is one of the major sources of the ... Afghan warlords encouraged poppy cultivation and even direct production of heroin to ... For poor Afghan farmers, poppy became an attractive cash crop and they ...
The United Nations Office on Drugs and crime released its 2017 Afghanistan Opium Survey on Nov. 15, which reveals that opium production ...
Kabul, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's opium production has almost doubled this year compared to 2016, while areas that are under poppy ...
Afghanistan's area under opium-poppy cultivation has increased 63% since 2016, rising to 810,505 acres, while its potential opium production ...
The opium economy in Afghanistan grew to about $3 billion in 2016, ... that the global trade in the Afghan opium crop is estimated to be worth.
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls ... 70 percent of the global opium production, according to the World Drug ... only engaging in poppy cultivation for the higher profits that no licit crop ...
Operations in Afghanistan cost us $4 million per hour, and that doesn't ... to battle narcotics, and opium production there is at an all-time high.
As shaky coalition governments in Afghanistan and Myanmar work to establish peace in ... The illegal drug trade, to which Afghanistan and Myanmar contribute most of the world's opium, has become a ... "Drug production is so lucrative that some of the top people from these ... Afghanistan poppy cultivation.


 

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