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"Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban"

"Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban" "Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban" "Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban" "Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban" "Gold, emeralds, rubies, and amethyst are all illegally mined by ... the Taliban"

Fayzabad, the capital of the northern province where the Taliban has taken hold of mining

Perhaps following the UN's call for greater regulation and recognition for small-scale mining, Reuters found one group organising it and taking a cut on a large scale –the Taliban.

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