In The Fight Against The ‘Islamic State’, The Afghan Government Arms Villagers In Tora Bora

Afghan National Army Special Forces soldiers provide security while Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers receive their first payments in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 9, 2013 130409-M-BO337-026
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In a remote district of eastern Afghanistan’s Tora Bora mountains, where Osama bin Laden once took refuge, hundreds of local villagers freed from Islamic State control have been enlisted as a militia force to fight the terror group, provincial authorities said. The Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) is arming dozens of local men in the…