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The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 stands at 654,143, as joint assessment teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
(There were also Tajiks joining the Taleban movement in the mid-1990s, particularly from Badakhshan - read our previous analysis here).

Afghanistan's 'pistachio belt' runs through the provinces of Badakhshan in the northeast, Kunduz in the north, and Herat in the west.
The country's 'pistachio belt' runs through the provinces of Badakhshan in the northeast, Kunduz in the north and Herat in the west.
At least eight people were killed Sunday night when avalanches hit Shahr-e-Bozorg district of Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday.
Elsewhere, 196 IDPs were verified in Badakhshan, and 238 verified in Takhar. Eastern: ... Intensified fighting in Balabaluk district, Farah, has reportedly resulted in the displacement of up to 5,000 unverified individuals, mostly to neighboring villages.

Control, at key places on the inner garland highway connecting Kandahar, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharief, and Kabul: Afghanistan's principal cities, and the strategic Salang Tunnel and Pass vital for North-South movement, was also a crucial operational aim.
"More excavations are needed in the surrounding areas, the river bank of Bolan and other villages close by," says Shah Mohammad Marri, a Baloch historian, in favour of further exploring the history of our region.
"More excavations are needed in the surrounding areas, the river bank of Bolan and other villages close by," Shah Mohammad Marri, a Baloch historian, argues in favour of further exploring the history of our region.
Marshal Fahim died at the age of 57 in November 2009 due to diabetes. The anniversary of his death was remembered in Badakhshan province on Wednesday where a number of local officials, tribal elders and residents of the province attended a ceremony ...
Some 200 families live in her village, the majority of whom have been suffering from drug addiction because of poverty, the lack of health services and easy access to drugs.
He went to the front line in Mosul, where the Iraqi forces are trying to re-take the city back from ISIS. ... local with a press pass, first started taking photos in Afghanistan in 2009, where he met Tom Little, an eye specialist from the United States ...
It was in the early 1980s that Farhana Asad found herself mesmerised by a small box that she found in the antique bazaar in the city of Peshawar. It was this box that led her to a master artisan, from whom she learnt the skill of pietradura or stone ...
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ...
Kabul: A top leader of the Taliban group was along with several local and foreign insurgents in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
Two staff members are unaccounted for. The team, composed of three drivers and five field officers, was on its way to deliver much-needed livestock materials in an area south of the town of Shibergan in Jawzan province. Their convoy was attacked ...
Response teams including search and rescue teams and IMC emergency medical teams, arrived and commenced work in Barg-e-Matal in Nuristan, on 6 February.

army helicopters were sent to deliver aid as rescuers on the ground battled snowdrifts to reach remote towns. Published: ... Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days ...
At least 119 people have died along the Afghan-Pakistani border after three days of heavy snowfall caused by a series of deadly and massive avalanches on Sunday.
"Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district, 50 bodies were recovered from one village while rescuers are trying to reach the other village," said the spokesman. Elsewhere 54 people were killed in northern and central Afghan ...
"Avalanches have buried two entire villages in Bargmatal district, 50 bodies were recovered from one village while rescuers are trying to reach the other village," said the spokesman. Elsewhere 54 people were killed in northern and central Afghan ...
The torrential rains coupled with heavy snowfall in parts of Chitral have played havoc in the region as at least 15 people were killed and around a dozen others sustained wounds when avalanche rolled over a remote village Sunday wee hours. Those killed ...
The Taliban militant group has announced it is engaging in rescue efforts in Afghanistan after heavy snowfall caused over 80 deaths in 48 hours.
In Nuristan, the provincial governor, Hafiz Abdul Qayoum, confirmed at least 45 people were killed and 16 others injured in an avalanche that hit a village in the Barg-e-Matal district on Sunday. Provincial council officials warned that the ... had ...
In eastern Afghanistan, at least 50 people died and dozens more were missing after an avalanche buried a village in Nuristan, provincial governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said.
Recent snowfalls in the area have largely cut off access to the provincial capital, Ghazni city, said council members. Thumbnail.
The number of the causalities may further rise as the natural disaster also destroyed 18 houses in the remote village, the official said, adding that "a rescue team has been dispatched to the area to help and provide assistance for the affected ...
Just in the past month, militants carried out numerous strikes in Afghanistan's main cities, including a bombing of a mosque in Kabul that killed 50 and an attack in Kandahar that killed five diplomats from the United Arab Emirates, among others ...
FILE - An Afghan man works at a lapis lazuli factory in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Talc, one of the most in-demand minerals, ... According to the anti-corruption network, precious stones are being illegally extracted from at least 2,000 mines in ...
Northern/North Eastern: Military operations including airstrikes in areas surrounding Kunduz City continued for the sixth consecutive week, with 1,470 individuals displaced in 2016 (located hitherto in inaccessible areas) verified in the past week.
Kabul, Afghanistan - The Afghan government faces a peculiar problem in at least two major provinces: It provides precious electricity, some of it imported at costly rates from neighboring countries, but Taliban militants collect most of the bills.
WFP Tajikistan has delivered 320 mt of food to WFP Afghanistan in the Badakhshan province for humanitarian assistance. Most remote villages are isolated from the rest of the country during winter and it is easier and most cost-efficient to ship food ...
"Typically unknown wacky regions like Gorno Badakhshan, Transnistria and Ladonia hit my niche, but the media-hyped danger spots like Afghanistan, El Salvador and Iraq do too.
This report presents the findings from a baseline survey of Concern's Food Income & markets Programme in Takhar and Badakhshan conducted by the independent research consultancy Samuel Hall. The report is divided into two parts. The first part presents ...
A cohesive plan for the 2.5-mile portion of El Camino Real running through Redwood City is taking shape through a wide array of the community input focusing on aesthetics, traffic, congestion and pedestrian and bicyclist safety while also ensuring the ...
In northern Afghanistan, meanwhile, a roadside bomb killed two police officers and wounded another three, according to Sakhi Dad Haidari, head of the Badakhshan province's Criminal Investigation department. The Taliban claimed the attack. Over the past ...
In northern Afghanistan, meanwhile, a roadside bomb killed two police officers and wounded another three, according to Sakhi Dad Haidari, head of the Badakhshan province's Criminal Investigation department. The Taliban claimed the attack. Over the past ...
Islamabad -- At least six security personnel have been killed and 15 others including two civilians were injured during a clash with Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province, said officials on Tuesday. (Issued at 14:33 ...
Islamabad -- At least six security personnel have been killed and 15 others including two civilians were injured during a clash with Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan province, said officials. Istanbul -- Some 18 fighters from the ...
the Arabic acronym for IS, the protesters in the city of Herat marched on the governor's office, carrying pictures of Shiites killed in recent attacks.
Military Operation Launch In Badakhshan. Security officials in the province said as a result of the operation, a number of villages have already been cleared of insurgents. TODAY - 7:33 PM. Thumbnail. World ...
Afghan officials say a Taliban ambush in the northeastern Badakhshan province has killed at least four police. Deputy Provincial police Chief Mohammed Nabi Bayhan says the attack took place late Monday and that security forces have launched a clearing ...
The Taleban movement is winning ground in the northern province of Badakhshan, a province that was never conquered when the Taleban were in power in the 1990s.
Global Witness, a London-based watchdog, has estimated that the Taliban and other armed groups earn up to $20 million a year from illegal mining of lapis from Badakhshan Province in northeastern Afghanistan. The largest potential foreign investment in ...
The market lanes teemed with all kinds of wares and they were also marked by Afghan refugees who had poured into the city in scores due to the Russian invasion and subsequent war in Afghanistan.
India is a strategic investor in the Afghan state from Nimroz in the far west to Badakhshan in the far east. To upset this developing relationship would greatly damage the Ghani government's attempts to realize economic development beyond the Kabul ...
Baqi was driving from the capital to Jalalabad, a busy town near the Afghan border - a treacherous, three-hour-plus journey along a winding, mountainous highway often jammed with trucks.
In line with recent custom, energy-rationing season began in October and was implemented nationwide with the exception of the capital, Dushanbe, and part of the eastern Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, which is supplied by the Agha Khan Foundation ...
There were simultaneous assaults by the Taleban on several provincial capitals: on Kunduz City (see AAN reporting here), Farah city in the west, Faryab's Maymana in the north and Helmand's Lashkar Gah in the south. Over a third of the yearly total fled ...
In line with recent custom, energy-rationing season began in October and was implemented nationwide with the exception of the capital, Dushanbe, and part of the eastern Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, which is supplied by the Agha Khan Foundation ...


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