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Saving Afghanistan's precious trees

Date : 29th March 2005, Source : ENS

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 29, 2005 (ENS) - The authorities are arming and training a "Green Division" to protect Afghanistan's disappearing forests from timber smugglers, who have been operating with increasing impunity for the past three years. "Afghanistan's forests have been treated mercilessly, and the timber is being smuggled to other countries," Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal told reporters. "Local people and professional smugglers have been particularly active in the eastern and southern regions."

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