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Afghanistan opium cultivation was all-time high in 2017 despite US efforts: report

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) government’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, in its latest report, has revealed that Afghanistan recorded more poppy cultivation in 2017, despite US counter-narcotics efforts in the country. According to the report, the opium production and total area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan have reached an all-time, up 87% and 63% respectively from the previous year. “The total area under opium cultivation in Afghanistan approaches the area of Rhode Island ,”…