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Why Afghans fear village defence forces.

Talks between the Afghan government and the US to create village-level defence forces to tackle the Taliban may not succeed, argues Hekmat Karzai, who heads independent think-tank the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies in Kabul.

Creating such a defence force – intended to provide more peace and stability at a local level – is one of the key pillars of US strategy in Afghanistan to defeat al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

via BBC News – Viewpoint: Why Afghans fear village defence forces.

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