Afghan 'conflict jewels' fuel war:activists

ReutersNewsPublished: June 6, 20166 views
Published: June 6, 2016

An Afghan government ban on the mining of semi-precious lapis lazuli stones has put many of those involved in the trade out of business. But, as Hayley Platt reports activists say that illegal extraction of the stones is continuing and funnelling millions of dollars into the hands of insurgents and corrupt warlords and funding the conflict in the country.

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