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Strange Quiet Arrives in [southern] Afghanistan After Decades of War

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Wall Street Journal, 11 October 2021

Reportage by Sune Engel Rasmussen from Helmand, Zabul and Kandahar, showing the other side of the war, local populations driven to support the Taleban because of western forces-caused destruction. He tweetd about his journey:

I didn’t fully understand the scale of destruction in Sangin until I went there. In the bazaar, every single house is either bombed to piles of brick of severely disfigured by bullet holes #afghanistan #helmand

See also this reportage from Musa Qala (also Helmand) by Emma Graham-Harrison in the Guardian.