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Women in Afghanistan Join Forces to Fight Militants

A group of 150 women in the northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan have taken up arms to fight Taliban and Islamic State militants. Some of the women, who live in the violence-plagued districts of Qoosh Tapa and Darz A’ab, say Taliban and IS militants killed the male members of their families. Mumlakat is a woman from Qoosh Tapa district: “They killed three of my sons and burned down our livelihood. Now we have come out to fight IS,” she said. The Afghan women, who say they are...

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