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Optimism at Security Transition in [Zabul]

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IWPR, 8 January 2014

A rare report from the southern province of Zabul, presenting some optimism, mainly expressed by government officials of provincial council members. The local population apparently was more concerned about US night raids then about the Taleban, and everyone seems to be happy to have national forces in the lead now. The police chief now announced that he is preparing an operation to push out the Taleban from Khak-e Afghan district that had been under insurgency control for some years.

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