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Rare Deal Struck With Taliban Over Children's Health


http://gdb.rferl.org/6F55CCEC-9B9B-4125-A9BD-F61A46C10269_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/6F55CCEC-9B9B-4125-A9BD-F61A46C10269_mw800_mh600.jpg UNICEF wants to vaccinate more than one million Afghan children against polio, a delibiltating viral infection (file) (epa) September 21, 2007 -- Afghan health officials say they have brokered a deal with Taliban leaders to allow the immunization of children in the Taliban-held town of Musa Qala, in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province.


The deal -- a rare sign of cooperation between the warring sides -- was made as part of a UNICEF program to vaccinate Afghan children against polio.


Helmand Province has been the scene of some of the most intense fighting in Afghanistan in recent years.


(Reuters)

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