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What are the roles of the army in chapter 9 of I Am Malala?

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Chapter 9 of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is entitled “Radio Mullah,” and it describes the arrival of the Taliban to the Swat Valley where ten-year-old Malala lives:

It seemed to us that the Taliban arrived in the night just like vampires. They appeared in groups, armed with knives and Kalashnikovs.

At the outset, the militants maintain a semblance of discipline and calm that are closely connected to their interpretation of the Qur’an. Their leader, Maulana Fazlullah, is young but fanatical in his beliefs, and he begins to expound on his beliefs on radio since the majority of people is illiterate....

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