Taliban Assumes Government Role In Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Sixteen years after they were ousted by the U.S.-led invasion, the Taliban have regained control of large parts of Afghanistan. The BBC recently got rare access to the Taliban in one of those areas, Helmand Province, where they have assumed many government roles.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with BBC correspondent Auliya Atrafi (@AuliyaAtrafi), who reported from Helmand.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

This article was originally published on June 08, 2017.


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