One month after U.S. and Afghan forces began bombing suspected Taliban drug laboratories in Helmand province, Afghan officials and analysts say they are relieved that the raids are not harming civilians but doubtful that they will be able to significantly reduce the narcotics trade or the insurgents’ profits.
"U.S. Air Raids Have Destroyed 25 Taliban Drug Labs. They Might be Aiming at the Wrong Target, Afghans say." is from the December 23, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sayed Salahuddin and Pamela Constable and narrated by Sam Scholl.