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UN Urges Afghanistan To Tackle Corruption, Lawlessness

British soldiers meet with local elders in Helmand Province, one of the most violent regions in Afghanistan (AFP) November 15, 2006 -- A UN team says Afghanistan must "aggressively" tackle corruption and lawlessness as well as focusing on the Taliban-led insurgency.

The team said at the end of a four-day visit that the insurgency poses a "serious threat" to reconstruction and nation-building.

But the head of the mission, Kenzo Oshima, said "the mission believes that the storm is being weathered. The work on rebuilding Afghanistan is continuing."


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