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Attacks On Girls’ Schools On The Rise As Taliban Make Gains

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Story Source: The New York Times ~ Go to Original Article

 Just before midterm exams in January, Mohammad Sadiq Halimi, the deputy education director for Farah Province in western Afghanistan, was given an ultimatum by local Taliban leaders.

Fire all male teachers at girls’ schools, Mr. Halimi said he was told. Replace them with women — men should not teach girls, the militants said.The government did as it was told. “We didn’t want to give them an excuse” to shut down the schools by force, Mr. Halimi said……….