Taliban kickstart irrigation project across Afghan villages

05:10 PM | 24 Nov, 2017
Taliban kickstart irrigation project across Afghan villages
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KANDAHAR - The Afghan faction of Taliban have initiated a massive irrigation project to provide water to far-flung areas of the war-torn country.

According to researcher F. Jeffery, the project would cost 60,000 Afghanis ($87528) and would facilitate the citizens of different towns including Qaysar District of Faryab province.

Twitterati also shared some pictures released by the Afghan Taliban showing excavators in operation.

According to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Taliban control 11 districts and influences 34 of Afghanistan’s 407 districts (11 percent), while the Afghan government controls 97 districts and influences 146 (60 percent). Twenty-nine percent of Afghanistan’s districts remain contested.