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IS Smuggling Wood to Finance Militancy in Afghanistan

Islamic State is chopping down fruit trees and smuggling the timber into Pakistan, claim Afghan officials and local residents of the Deh Bala district of eastern Nangarhar province where the terrorist group operates. "Some of the local residents who previously helped the Taliban [are] now helping IS militants, Gul Khan Shinwari, a local tribal leader told VOA. "IS militants also took our entire pine nuts crop and destroyed our source of income," he added. The Deh Bala...

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