Afghans in war-scarred village struggle to rebuild homes

December 4, 2021 Off By
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In the ruins of an Afghan village destroyed by years of war, a deepening economic crisis has left Javid with little hope of rebuilding his home. For years, the strategically located Arzo, which lies along a main road entering the central city of Ghazni, was a battlefield. Taliban insurgents fought government forces at five military outposts in and around the tiny village, often using civilian houses as staging posts. “There was firing day and night and our house was in the middle,” the 31-year-old Javid tells AFP. He points to the tunnel the Taliban dug inside his ruined home this year to atta…

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