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24 March 2005

BBC News

A campaign to disarm tens of thousands of militiamen in Afghanistan has entered the final phase. The disarmament programme started by the United Nations 18 months ago has already resulted in 45,000 men giving up their guns. In the final four months, weapons will be collected from the remaining militia units, particularly around Kabul. Militiamen who hand in their guns are given training to help them settle into civilian life. Desire to settle One of the... (

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