The Taliban sign mining deals but experts are skeptical about their profitability

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Over the past summer, the Taliban signed several mining deals with foreign powers worth an estimated $6.5 billion. These include contracts with China, Iran and Turkey, and will allow these countries to extract minerals such as copper, gold, lead, zinc and iron from several Afghan provinces. But outside experts say it’s unlikely that these contracts will bring major profits to the cash-strapped country.

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