As elections approach, a move to reaffirm a shaky Afghan alliance




 
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As elections approach, a move to reaffirm a shaky Afghan alliance
 
September 8th, 2013  
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As elections approach, a move to reaffirm a shaky Afghan alliance
By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - On a warm, late August evening in Kabul, a long line of black, armoured four-wheel-drives rolled into a palatial compound owned by Abdul Rashid Dostum, an infamous Afghan warlord turned political powerbroker. Some of the country's most powerful men alighted and slipped through Dostum's front door for a meeting that marked the first tentative step to maintain stability as the conflict-torn nation faces a turning-point next year, when Western troops withdraw after over a decade of war against Taliban insurgents. ...




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