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In Afghanistan, a strongman [militia commander Nabi Gechi] rises in battle against a resurgent Taliban

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Washington Post, 29 October 2015

Portrait of militia leader Nabi Gechi, who “is not just the general [but also] the judge, the police chief and the tax collector” in Kunduz’ Qala-ye Zal district “where U.S. troops left long ago and there are no soldiers or police” and where Gechi is “accepting protection money from the villagers, most of them ethnic Turkmens.”