Opium Crops Spread in Afghanistan as Taliban Gains Ground, U.N. Says

VIENNA, Oct 23  – The cultivation of opium poppy in Afghanistan, the world’s main source of heroin, has risen to its third-highest level in more than 20 years, the United Nations confirmed on Sunday, as the Taliban insurgency gains ground. In the key findings of its annual Afghanistan opium survey, the U.N. Office on Drugs

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