Return Of Militias To Afghan Front Lines Sparks Allegations Of Abuses

fghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum recently returned to his roots.

One of the country’s most notorious former warlords, the chameleonic 61-year-old ethnic Uzbek left Kabul in July and charged up north, rallying armed villagers, his old militiamen, and Afghan security forces to battle Taliban militants threatening to overrun his native homeland in northern Afghanistan.