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Re-Creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

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Re-Creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

Re-Creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

Re-Creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

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Istalif, an hour's drive north of Kabul, sits in the heart of Shomali Plain, once the breadbasket of Afghanistan. The Taliban forced hundreds of thousands of people from the region and destroyed their farms, shops and homes. Now the villagers are starting to return. On Morning Edition, Renee Montagne reports on their efforts in the debut of a series on rebuilding Afghanistan.

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