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Taliban outlaws growing of lucrative opium poppy as it seeks easing of sanctions

Sky News Sunday, 3 April 2022
Taliban outlaws growing of lucrative opium poppy as it seeks easing of sanctionsPoppy growing has been banned by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the world's biggest opium producer.
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