Afghan opium crop at fresh high as foreign troops withdraw

November 12, 2014 6:36 AM

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Afghan opium crop at fresh high as foreign troops withdraw

president with a challenge in tackling the trade fuelling the Taliban-led insurgency after the foreign combat mission ends.

Opium cultivation expanded to 224,000 hectares in 2014, according to a survey by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), up 7 percent from the previous year, rising in most poppy producing provinces in Afghanistan.

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