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From The War on Terror News:
Joint Russian, US Drug Raid in Afghanistan
VoA News: For the first time, Russian and U.S. special forces have taken part in a joint operation to destroy drug labs in Afghanistan. Russian and U.S. officials on Friday announced the raids, which took place Thursday near the country�s border with Pakistan.

Russian anti-narcotics chief Viktor Ivanov says the special forces, who were aided by Afghan officials, destroyed three heroin labs and one morphine lab. He estimates the raids may have caused up to $1 billion in damage to Afghanistan�s illegal drug trade industry.

Earlier this year, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Afghan drug trafficking poses a threat to world peace and security. He told officials attending an Asia security summit in Singapore in June that illegal drugs are helping to fund the Taliban and other militant groups.
Good news -- it certainly is a joint problem. Nice to see some cooperation. We are certainly friends in the Science and Space world, it will be good to establish that same level of friendship in the Military realm. $1Bn is not chump change either -- go a long way to deny them operating funds.

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