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Afghans fear return of the warlords as anti-Taliban militias clash | The Guardian

The dramatic build up of a controversial anti-Taliban militia that many Afghans fear could revive the country’s detested warlords has had to be suspended in a key district of Helmand amid outbreaks of fighting between different groups.

The local defence programme, which is similar to others that have been heavily promoted by US supreme commander David Petraeus as essential to beating the Taliban, has also been put on hold amid concern that the informal police force, with 800 men, is already bigger than the official police and could threaten government authority.

Read more here: Afghans fear return of the warlords as anti-Taliban militias clash | World news | The Guardian.

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