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U.N. Finds Afghan Opium Trade Rising

September 26, 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, June 26 — Afghan opium poppy cultivation grew 17 percent last year, continuing a six-year expansion of the country’s drug trade and increasing its share of global opium production to more than 92 percent, according to the 2008 World Drug Report, released Thursday by the United Na…

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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June was the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war there began in late 2001, as resilient and emboldened insurgents have stepped up attacks in an effort to gain control of the embattled country.

(Washington Post — 7 August, 2008)
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