Militiant

Armed Afghan villagers raise their weapo...Armed Afghan villagers raise their weapons as they vow to defend their village against the Taliban in Sor Kandaw village, Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province on May 21, 2012.  Taliban fighters are being pushed out of some areas in eastern Afghanistan by local militias defending their villages, according to local leaders.   AFP PHOTO/Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan villagers on Tuesday raise their weapons against the Taliban in Sor Kandaw village in the Dur Baba District of Nangarhar Province. Taliban fighters are being pushed out of some areas in eastern Afghanistan by local militias defending their villages, according to local leaders.