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Taliban going broke – can't afford jihad

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(Vocativ) Afghanistan’s insurgents have endured hard times before, but nothing quite like this. A look at the group’s crippling financial crisis

Mullah Yaseen is penniless. Wrapped in a heavy black coat, the 45-year-old Afghan insurgent huddles inside a heatless tea shop near the Pakistani-Afghan border and pours out his troubles. Over the past eight months, he and his 15 Taliban fighters have received no support from the group’s central command, Yaseen says. Not a bullet or a cent.

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