US General: $50 Million Worth of Taliban Narcotics Destroyed in Afghanistan 1 234 567

US General: $50 Million Worth of Taliban Narcotics Destroyed in Afghanistan

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The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said Saturday recently launched joint strikes against Taliban sources of revenue have destroyed more than $50 million worth of narcotics in southern Helmand province.Afghanistan produces about 85 percent of the world’s opium. Income generated from drugs is providing 60 percent of the Taliban's funding, according to U.S. military estimates.“Together in the last few weeks alone, we have destroyed over 50 million dollars worth of narcotics in...

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