TITLE

UN team up with the Taliban to end opium production

AUTHOR(S)
Willems, Peter
PUB. DATE
April 1998
SOURCE
Middle East;Apr98, Issue 277, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the moves between Afghanistan's Islamic fundamentalist militia, called the Taliban and the United Nations to control opium production in the Afghanistan. What percentage of raw opium which finds a way to international markets is produced by Afghanistan; Reference to the United Nation International Drug Control Programme; Indication that the Taliban has made a huge financial gain from the opium industry.
ACCESSION #
479807

 

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