Video: More Underreported Stories from Inside Afghanistan

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January 3, 2012

Treacherous territory, hostility to foreigners and high personal risk keep most Western journalists from working from the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. But veteran Afghan journalist and FRONTLINE correspondent Najibullah Quraishi has repeatedly sought out underreported stories in these parts, often traversing dangerous terrain deep inside Taliban territory to expose them.  From an investigation of the sexual abuse of young boys to embedding with a group of insurgents allied with Al Qaeda, watch some his other recent reports for FRONTLINE:

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan [2010]

It’s an ancient practice, secretly revived — young boys sold by families to “entertain” wealthy merchants and warlords. FRONTLINE and Quraishi go undercover to investigate this illicit sex trade.

Behind Taliban Lines [2010]

Revisit Quraishi’s extraordinary 10 days living and filming with an insurgent cell allied with Al Qaeda as it plans to sabotage a key U.S./NATO supply route.

Fighting for Bin Laden [2011]

Quraishi gains extraordinary access to a band of militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan who say they’re loyal to bin Laden and that they’re readying a spring offensive against the U.S. and coalition forces.


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