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Afghanistan’s new jihad targets poppy production

Last year at this time, the southeastern Afghan province of Nangrahar was covered with pink and white poppies, producing a quarter of the nation’s opium crop. This year, after President Hamid Karzai announced a jihad or holy war against drugs, Nangrahar is almost 80 percent free of poppies. Doing his small part, one Afghan businessman is selling an antiopium action movie “Black Poison” on DVD in Nangrahar. The locally made film combines romance, gunfire, and a message on the dangers of the drug trade.Full Story

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