Afghanistan's influential elders

Government struggles to win over tribal leaders, even those who oppose the Taliban.

    Afghanistan's influential tribal elders are key to the government's plan to bring Taliban leaders into the mainstream political process.

    But, alienated from the government, many elders are refusing to have anything to do with the either the officials or the Taliban.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Kandahar, where tribal leaders exercise a great deal of influence.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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