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Afghan Warlords Vie for Influence as Election Nears

Two days before Afghanistan's presidential elections, the impact of two of the country's most powerful warlords is a subject of speculation. In the north, Abdulrashid Dostum is among the presidential candidates. Another, Heart's Ismail Khan, continues to wield much influence. Hear NPR's Philip Reeves and reporter Rachel Martin.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.