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19 January 2002

Miami Herald

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — There was more than the usual chaos on the crowded, exhaust-choked roads of Kandahar on Friday as gunmen for the city's three warlords started their first major check for illegal weapons. The operation was aimed at reassuring a dubious population that the U.S.-backed warlords are serious about security. Crime has been soaring, and the city teeters on the edge of anarchy. Result Unclear Gunmen manning the checkpoints stopped trucks,... (

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