Taliban Popular Where US Fought Biggest Battle

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Taliban Popular Where US Fought Biggest Battle

Dec 11, 2012

Associated Press| by Kathy Gannon

MARJAH, Afghanistan - Nearly three years after U.S.-led forces launched the biggest operation of the war to clear insurgents, foster economic growth and set a model for the rest of Afghanistan, angry residents of Helmand province say they are too afraid to go out after dark because of marauding bands of thieves.

 And during the day, they say corrupt police and government officials bully them into paying bribes. After 11 years of war, many here long for a return of the Taliban. They say that under the Taliban, who routinely punished thieves by cutting off a hand, they were at least safe from crime and corruption.

 

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