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The Afghan Army’s recruitment has dwindled as Taliban insurgents threaten families

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Rahimullah served in the Afghan army for two years, deployed to the bloody front lines of the southern province of Helmand. When he quit, it was not because of the combat: It was when the Taliban went after his family back home, telling them that if he didn’t leave the army there would be a fine of one Kalashnikov rifle, seven cartridge magazines and $1,000 — or worse. ……