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Afghan disarming begins

The Afghan Government is embarking on an ambitious scheme to disarm 100,000 militiamen within two years. President Hamid Karzai launched the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Programme in the northern city of Kunduz on Friday. However, there are still doubts whether Afghanistan’s warlords will co-operate with the plan. Estimates say there are as many as 400,000 militiamen in Afghanistan. In Kunduz, Mr Karzai greeted about 1,000 fighters who had been disarmed over the past few days. He said all of Afghanistan must embark on a jihad (struggle) for peace and reconstruction. Full Story

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