Afghanistan: Troops Work to Cut Off Opium Harvest

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HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan - It's spring in Afghanistan, and for the Taliban that means it's time to harvest opium poppies.

Opium is their major source of funding. Ninety-percent of the world's opium comes out of the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

CBN News military reporter Chuck Holton is embedded with U.S. forces who are trying to cut off the Taliban's funding.

He spoke by phone about the conditions there, on CBN's Newswatch program, March 26. Click play to watch.

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