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US Launches Airstrikes in First Operation Targeting Afghan Opium

General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. troops and NATO’s Resolute Support military mission, shared details of coalition's first overnight counter-narcotics airstrikes in partnership with local allies in Afghanistan to try to deprive resurgent Taliban of its largest source of funding, move followed years of criticism that international forces not doing enough to curb opium trade added,bombing campaign destroyed major Taliban narcotics production facilities in Helmand, main poppy producing southern Afghan province, depriving insurgent group of major revenues, labs where they turn poppy into heroin, storage facilities,stockpile money and command and control were hit by airstrikes, estimated $200 million from illegal economy pocketed by Taliban …………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

 

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