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Two girls with clasped hands stare expressionlessly at the ground

AFGHANISTAN / Sangin – during twenty years of war, this area has been the bloodiest battlefield. It is reminiscent of Roman ruins. In 2001, one in three Afghans was starving – now one in two is starving.

The landscape is yellow. Mile after mile along the road, hours of yellow sand. Yellow dust. Every now and then a little gray, where a mine has exploded, or a bomb has hit the target. Suddenly, when it's really deserted, the Google map shows Sangin, and it dawns on us that we're actually ahead. For Sangin does not exist anymore.

#Afghanistan is often understood. . .

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Francesca Borri
Borri is a war correspondent and writes regularly for Ny Tid.

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