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Afghans In Marjah Have A Drug Trade To Defend

First Posted: 04/07/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

Afghanistan Poppy


It is the worst-kept secret in Afghanistan: The "major offensive" set to begin within days, if not hours, will be for Marjah, a district just 15 miles from Helmand's provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. The military has been scattering leaflets in Marjah itself and broad hints everywhere else, seemingly hoping that the insurgents will follow recent patterns and melt away.

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Filed by Nicholas Sabloff  |