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27 July 2009

Afghan Elders Strike Truce Deal with Taliban

from Danger Room by Nathan Hodge

BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN — Important news on the political front from Afghanistan: Elders in the remote northwestern province of Badghis reached a ceasefire accord with Taliban insurgents, the first political deal struck with insurgents ahead of the presidential elections next month. According to the BBC, insurgent leaders agreed not to attack polling stations and hand control of key areas to the government.

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