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Snubbed by US, Afghan Warlord Looked to Russia

For decades, Afghanistan’s Abdul Rashid Dostum has been a powerful player in the remote north of the restive country. As an army general and warlord, he aligned himself with America’s CIA when the Taliban was in power and helped the U.S. oust the militant group in 2001. But now as Afghan vice president, Dostum is trying to show he remains a power broker. Last fall, he visited Chechnya and reportedly solicited arms for the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan. He...

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