Friday, August 10, 2007

Eradication Key To Afghan Anti-Drug Plan

The US and UK on Thursday unveiled a new counter-narcotics plan for Afghanistan, including a stronger eradication effort, in an attempt to deal with the growing poppy cultivation problem in the war-torn country.

American officials said the coalition's current strategy had achieved some positive results in the more stable northern part of the country. But they conceded that there was a growing problem in the south, which has become increasingly unstable as the Taliban continue their offensive against US and Nato troops.

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