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www.usip.org/sites/default/files/resources/taliban_opium_1.pdfalk. paper). 1. Opium trade—Afghanistan. 2. Drug traffic—Afghanistan. 3. Taliban.
4. ..... (who would later form al-Qaeda) and powerful weapons smuggling
networks. ...... mander must pay a percentage of the proceeds he collects to his
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_AfghanistanIn the seven years (1994–2000) prior to a Taliban opium ban, the Afghan .... from
Al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents, and even taking part in military operations.
www.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/world/asia/19taliban.htmlOct 18, 2009 ... Proceeds from the illicit drug trade alone range from $70 million to $400 ... By
diversifying their revenue stream beyond opium, the Taliban are frustrating ... of
those suspected of being donors to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
www.globalresearch.ca/the-spoils-of-war-afghanistan-s...dollar.../91Feb 15, 2014 ... In response to the post-Taliban surge in opium production, the Bush
administration .... post-Cold War insurgencies in Central Asia and the Balkans
including Al Qaeda. .... The Global Proceeds of the Afghan Narcotics Trade.
blogs.umb.edu/.../the-new-york-times-the-cia-and-opium-and-the-vast- silence/Nov 7, 2011 ... Since numerous reports have shown that the Taliban, ostensibly one of ... by
opium and its derivative, heroin, than anything al Qaeda has thus far matched. ...
Proceeds from opium sales were used to fund the top secret war ...
As a result of the implementation of the ban, opium and morphine had become ...
Al Qaeda nor the Taliban appear to have been in direct control of the opium ...
despite their July 2000 ban, were stockpiling opium and using proceeds from the
www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA543418aims to understand the true value of the opium trade to the Taliban and to explore
alternative revenues ..... A financially weakened al Qaeda is less .... want to
abandon opium proceeds, nor the networks the opium traffickers provide access.
Al-Qaeda. &. the. Taliban. Heroin from Afghanistan — the world's largest heroin ...
James Wolfensohn, opium cultivation generated $1.4 billion in proceeds for ...
www.npr.org/2010/12/.../talibans-cash-flow-grows-from-heroin-trade-crimeDec 20, 2010 ... A Taliban militant (right) observes farmers gathering poppy resin in Afghanistan's
... Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda. ...
commander who bought an apartment in Dubai with the proceeds.
www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/ksil/files/00033.docShortly following 9/11 and fall of the Taliban, a new Afghan governmental ... in
opium production among the provincial warlords, remnants of al Qaeda and the
.... from opium proceeds, which comprised 55 percent of the government's budget