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27 October 2004

Sydney Morning Herald

In the mud-walled village of Gan Qadan, on Afghanistan's sprawling Shomali Plains, the warlord Ghulam Eishaan cannot quite believe that foreign powers are offering millions of dollars for him and his men to drop their guns. He scratches his head at the news that a new redundancy program is being offered to make people like him swear off fighting — a lump sum or a stipend of up to $US500 ($670) a month. The program is pitched at about 550 warlords and their senior... (

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