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US 'paying to keep Afghan locals'

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One of the most fiercely contested parts of Afghanistan has been the Arghandab valley, which US troops have promised to repair with compensation payouts, and to where many civilians are now returning.

Quentin Sommerville reports from the region.

And Major Greg Nardi, second-in-command of the 1st Battalion, US 66th Armor Regiment, considers if US troops are buying, rather than winning, hearts and minds.


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