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UN Urges Anti – Drugs Mandate for NATO Afghan Force

The United Nations called on Tuesday for NATO states to give their forces the mandate for robust military action against the Afghan opium industry, saying drugs and the Taliban insurgency fueled each other. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime announced last week a surge in Afghan opium cultivation of almost 60 percent and a nearly 50 percent surge in production to an unprecedented 6,100 tonnes, making Afghanistan virtually the world’s sole supplier. Full Story

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