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Afghans evict Taliban fighters

08-16-2012 20:01 BJT

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Afghan citizens have reportedly evicted Taliban fighters from 50 villages in an uprising in eastern Afghanistan. Local leaders say Kabul hopes the uprising will spread across insurgent-held territory.

More than 250 men have taken up arms in Ghazni province. In four months of fighting, the uprising has lost more than 20 members. But many in the uprising claim to have cleared an enclave of the Andar district that was under tight Taliban control.

The Taliban denied that the rebellion was a popular movement -- saying it was funded and directed by the America and the Afghan governments. They promise to retake the area. NATO commanders stressed that they were observing the situation, but not giving support.


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