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  • n. Plural form of shura.

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  • As the military pace increases, the centerpiece of the offensive's political effort will be a series of "shuras" -- Afghan-style town hall meetings between tribal leaders and government officials to try to convince locals that they will get a better deal from the government than from Taliban administration.

    Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog

  • As the military pace increases, the centerpiece of the offensive's political effort will be a series of "shuras" - Afghan-style town hall meetings between local elders and tribal leaders and government officials to try to convince locals that they will get a better deal from the official government than from Taliban administration.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And he said there must be more support for local leaders, specifically the "shuras" - bodies of local elders, to help govern and provide security.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • But as a result of the neighborhood watches, more villagers are conferring with the district government at the community meetings known as shuras, said Abdul Mutalab, Marja's current district governor.

    In rural Afghan village, local security takes root

  • They have also set up a series of traditional meetings with tribal elders, known as shuras, in an attempt to enlist their support.

    US Army Captain Becomes King In Afghanistan

  • According to a February 15 U.K. Ministry of Defense news article, traditional meetings, known as shuras, have been taking place between local residents and the Afghan national army as areas have been captured from Taliban control.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • Meetings with local leaders, known as shuras, would take place within a few hours on Friday, he said, as branches of the Afghan government flooded the area for the first time.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • It's whether the local meetings, called shuras, are well represented.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Col. Randy George of the Fourth Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division, who has responsibility for the four easternmost provinces, tries to build relationships with tribal leaders in most of his territory, at gatherings called shuras, although he has given up ground to the insurgents in some areas.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Allied forces have since the start of the attack held two meetings, known as shuras, in the area; one was held in Marjah itself, the other in another part of Nad Ali district, of which the town is a part, NATO said in a statement.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

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