Afghan villagers in a district known as the birthplace of the Taliban, are trying to take back control of their village from fighters.
Village elders in Panjwai district in Kandahar province have met to discuss ways to keep the Taliban away.
For years NATO soldiers tried and failed to dislodge the Taliban from this district. But the people here have done what NATO could not.
Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.