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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Army Psy-Ops. Taliban Infighting. Mobile Banking.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to the war, the U.S. military's strategy, and the people impacted by our decisions. Read more about our campaign at www.sojo.net/afghanistan.]

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  • Midlevel Taliban Admit to a Rift With Top Leaders: "Recent defeats and general weariness after nine years of war are creating fissures between the Taliban's top leadership based in Pakistan and midlevel field commanders, who have borne the brunt of the fighting and are reluctant to return to some battle zones, Taliban members said in interviews."
  • Check out photojournalist, Kate Holt's, audio slide show of Boost hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. She gives us insight into the work done at the hospital run by the Ministry of Public Heath in Afghanistan and aided by Doctors Without Borders. (Photographs taken in January/February 2011)

Hannah Lythe is policy and outreach associate at Sojourners.

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