KABUL, Oct 1 (AFP) - A long-awaited
programme to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate (DDR) some 100,000 Afghan
militiamen will start on October 25, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
"The programme will start off with
a pilot project before we go to the main phase," Paul Cruickshank,
operations manager for the UN-supported Afghanistan's New Beginnings Programme
(ANBP), told reporters.
"At the moment we anticipate the
likely start date to be the 25th of October."
A pilot project to disarm 1,000 militiamen