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Afghan govt. won’t spray poppy crops

Afghanistan’s heroin-producing poppies will not be sprayed with herbicide this year despite a record crop in 2006 and U.S. pressure to allow the drug-fighting tactic, officials said Thursday. President Hamid Karzai’s Cabinet decided Sunday to hold off on using chemicals for now, said Said Mohammad Azam, spokesman for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics. Full Story

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