Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

US, UK encouraging Afghan tribes to provide own security

Afghan, U.S., and British officials have unveiled a new security initiative that seeks to give Afghans the power to guard their own communities against insurgents, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Tuesday, citing The Washington Post.

According to the article, the multimillion-dollar Afghan Social Outreach Program would give village and tribal leaders “radios, phones, cash in exchange for their cooperation with government forces and commitment to deny refuge to militants.” The initiative would also promote reconciliation efforts and seek to integrate former Taliban fighters into civilian life.

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