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Despite the Taliban's pledge to eradicate opium, the poppy trade still flourishes in Afghanistan

By Daniel Simms, Lecturer in Remote Sensing , Cranfield University
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The Taliban have always had a complicated relationship with the opium trade. As a narcotic, opium is haram, or forbidden under Islamic law. But at the same time opium production has tended to increase in areas they have controlled, where local leaders reportedly raise money to fund their operations…The Conversation

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