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Already Stretched, Afghan Leaders Face New Threat

As often of late, President Hamid Karzai met long into the evening on Sunday with ministers and advisers on how to deal with the clashes that have flared in the past three weeks, first in the country’s west and then in the north. As news reached the capital of another gunfight between two armed factions near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, and as investigation commissions were reporting back from the provinces, the central government was wrestling with the broader issues of how to contain the violence without aggravating tensions and how to tackle the regional warlords without turning them into intractable foes. Full Story

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