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Ethnic Turkmen In Afghanistan Take Up Arms Against Taliban


Taliban militants have been gaining ground in Afghanistan's Jowzjan Province on the border with Turkmenistan. Ethnic Turkmen residents say there are no government forces there to protect them, so they have persuaded a 65-year-old former warlord, Emir Allaberen Karyad, to come out of retirement and help fight the Taliban. Allaberen is now leading a militia of more than 70 fighters who are trying to keep control of their district and the Turkmen border. (Video by RFE/RL's Turkmen Service)


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