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Taliban payout could be unpopular
Americans may balk at idea of paying Taliban to lay down arms.
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2010 03:17 GMT

The US is endorsing a plan to provide financial incentives to Afghan Taliban fighters to lay down their weapons.

Barack Obama, the US president, wants to begin drawing down troops by next year and the proposal could help him achieve that goal.

But, while many Americans want the war to end, the idea of paying the Taliban could turn out to be unpopular.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports.

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