[QODLink]
Asia

Afghan villagers look to halt Taliban control

For years NATO soldiers tried and failed to dislodge Taliban fighters from Panjwai district.

Last Modified: 01 Apr 2013 11:16
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

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.

72

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Indonesia's digerati could be crucial to success in the country's upcoming presidential election.
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
As the Pakistani army battles Taliban forces, civilians in North Waziristan face an arduous escape for relative safety.
Nepalese trade in a libido-boosting fungus is booming but experts warn over-exploitation could destroy ecosystem.
Featured
Sri Lanka refugees stranded on a boat near Australia's shoreline are in legal limbo and fear torture if sent home.
The death of Hamed Shehab on Wednesday in an Israeli air strike has triggered fear and anger among journalists in Gaza.
Israel's strategy in Gaza remains uncertain, as internal politics are at play for PM Netanyahu.
Greece is holding as many as 6,000 migrants in detention centres, in conditions that have been called appalling.
Long derided for trivialising women, Bollywood is shrugging off its trademark social apathy by upping anti-rape crusade.
join our mailing list