Northern Afghanistan

A recent United Nations report suggests that U.S. allies in the Afghan war have begun fighting against one another, civilians and aid workers. As two separate armies battle to control extortion from villagers, locals and U.N. aid workers report having suffered forced conscription, robbery, rape and even murder at the hands of soldiers. While Afghan generals are demanding their armies comply with human rights accords, NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the United Nations is threatening to roll back its aid programs.

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