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Taliban march in the desert with flags flying, then march through a town in Baghlan in broad daylight. Video from #Taliban's report on Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour Camp in Baghlan province #Afghanistan: pic.twitter.com/8BAH0lI5ad. — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) April 24, 2018.
That China has many aces up its sleeve in Afghanistan is evident from recent reports that China, Afghanistan and Tajikistan were doing joint border patrolling along Tajikistan's border with the Afghan northern province of Badakhshan. The base for this border patrolling is a small town roughly 100 kms from ...

Badakhshan activists, tribal elders and former jihadi commanders have started their own awareness campaign to encourage residents to take part in the voter registration process and elections. The campaigners are traveling to villages across the province to explain the process and to assure the people ...
Residents in insecure areas in Badakhshan meanwhile called on officials to ensure the safety of all voter registration centers in the province. “Badakhshan security agencies have the lowest facilities in terms of military power to suppress the enemy… people will not be able to attend elections if this situation ...
About one hundred tribal elders along with residents from Wardoj, Yamgan and Jurm districts of Badakhshan on Sunday gathered in Faizabad city, the provincial capital, and called on government to launch clearance operations against insurgents in their districts. At a meeting with the Badakhshan ...
In 2015, the IJU, which is loyal to the Afghan Taliban, took part in the latter's siege of Kunduz city. The same year, the IJU reported that its forces were active against the Afghan military in Kunduz and Badakhshan as part of the Taliban's 2015 Azm offensive. The IJU has also shown its fighters in northern ...

In Khost City, 700 people reportedly arrived from within Khost, Paktika and Baghlan provinces. Northern & North-Eastern Region: Continued military operations have reportedly newly displaced up to 2,800 people from remote villages of Jorm district, Badakhshan, to the district centre and Fayzabad City.
At least eight Taliban insurgents were killed in an Afghan security forces operation in north-eastern Badakhshan province on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence ... The operation was launched in Jurm district of the province in order to eliminate the insurgents, Radmanish said, adding that “a number of villages in Jurm have ...
militants and four civilians have been killed in an ongoing operation in the Jaram district of the northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday. Sanullah Roohani, police spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Such village had been cleared of militants during the operation involving ...
The officials further said that around five villages have been cleared in Badakhshan province. “In the past two days seven key members of the enemies including a Tajikistani citizen were killed and 17 others were wounded,” said Mohammad Naeem Majidi, an army commander in Badakhshan. A number of ...
The operation is being conducted under the name of Operation Nusrat. So far, five villages have been cleared, officials said. “In the past two days seven key members of the enemies including a Tajikistani citizen were killed and 17 others were wounded,” said Mohammad Naeem Majidi, an army commander in Badakhshan.
Asadullah Mujadedi, a district police chief there, says the battle broke out after security forces launched a clean-up operation in Badakhshan's Jurm district. ... Justin Taylan, an American World War II historian, was in central Rabaul when the quake hit and was not aware of any major damage to the town.
A suicide bomber killed a provincial council member in northeast Kunar province, while a daylong gun battle in neighboring Badakhshan province left four civilians dead and another eight wounded, Afghan officials said Friday. Kunar provincial council member Shahwali Hemat was on his way to a local ...
PESHAWAR: A powerful earthquake was felt Saturday night in various cities of the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Geo News reported, ... cites data from United States Geological Survey (USGS), the tremors originated 46 kilometres away from Jurm in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province.
Work on the dam was stopped due to financial issues between the company and the Afghan government, but the problem has for now been resolved, Badakhshan governor Ahmad Faisal Begzad said. The dam will be built on Kokcha River on the outskirts of Faizabad City. The governor said the project, which started 15 ...
In November the following year, they similarly raised 250,000 Afghanis (3,600 dollars) to help the victims of a landslide in Badakhshan. Hikmatullah ... What had ultimately happened to the 2.7 million Afghani (400,000 dollars) collected by the municipality for Jabal Saraj Arg was also unclear. Gulabuddin ...
In 2017, the ICRC continued to support families of missing persons to cope with psychological and social difficulties by helping to address their needs of legal and administrative nature and health care. We provided medical supplies to health care facilities in the borderline areas of Afghanistan and ...

It is surrounded by Badakhshan in the east, Panjshir in the south, and Baghlan and Kunduz in the west. The city of Taloqan serves as its capital. Majority of population belong to Uzbeks and Tajiks ethnic groups while Pashtun, Hazara, Pashai, Kho and Turkmen are in minority. It is pertinent to mentioned that ...
Some might argue that the tough physical terrain in Wakhan , Badakhshan, the part of Afghanistan bordering China, is a big hindrance for directly connecting the two ... Their access to markets and cities would help them sell their products, get access to education and find alternative sources of income.
The district of Wakhan in the far east of Afghanistan is one of the most remote places on earth, accessible only on foot. Along with his team, Ershad Honaryar from BBC Persian made the five-day trek to a place called the "roof of the world". There, he asked people he met to smile for a photograph and tell ...
In January, in Badakhshan province, five armed men dragged a pregnant woman from her home and shot her dead in front of her husband and six children; witnesses said her ... In August, armed groups attacked the village of Mirza Olang, in Sar-e-Pul province, killing at least 36 people, including civilians.
Mark Farrant spent five months as a juror at the 2014 trial in Toronto of Farshad Badakhshan, who was convicted of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend, Carina Petrache. Badakhshan's trial heard that he stabbed the university student and then set fire to their place. Petrache fled the blaze but was badly ...
The parents of two young policewomen who were shot dead by Taliban in Badakhshan province seven months ago said government promised them apartments but nothing has been forthcoming so far. Noor Haya and Manoora, who were sisters, were active policewomen in Faizabad City and were the ...
The green area of this map shows the Badakhshan region, divided between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. ... The Chinese are moving materials for the base construction through Tajikistan and, reportedly, Chinese troops have been delivering humanitarian supplies to local villages along the way.
“Over the past 96 hours, US forces conducted air operations to strike Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan Province, preventing the planning and rehearsal of terrorist acts near the border with China and Tajikistan,” US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) said in a statement, adding that the strikes also ...
Fergana also talked to a local government official in Bazai Gonbad, near the eastern tip of Badakhshan, populated mostly by ethnic Kyrgyz, who said that Chinese soldiers visit the village “two or three times” a month. “They stay in the school building and sometimes give children candy and bread, but never ...
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- At least eight insurgents were confirmed dead as warplanes struck Taliban bastion in Wardoj district of Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province on Sunday, a local official said. "The warplanes for the first time over the past two years targeted Taliban main ...
Ghulam Saeed, the administrative chief for Raghistan district where the incident happened, said the slain soldier hailed from Braqshoud village of Raghistan. He was killed during a clash with Taliban in Sangin district of southern Helmand province. His body was transferred here and buried on Monday at ...
in the Yaftal-i-Paen district of northeastern Badakhshan province has been freed against 300,000 afghanis ransom money, an official said. Col. Tash Mohammad ... Tash added: “The Taliban on daily bases patrol in the villages of Yaftal-i-Paen district and take people doubtful to them. Most of the army and ...
A large-scale military operation was launched to clear the outskirts of Faizabad City – in the northeastern Badakhshan province – of Taliban, local officials said on Friday. The operation is focused on Faizabad's three police districts – PD6, PD8 and PD9. Two weeks ago, Taliban attacked a police outpost in ...
Kabul city needs 400 megawatts of power in 24 hours, but the power provided from thermal and hydropower is only 110 megawatts. This comes after a major pylon transmitting electricity to Kabul was blown up in Dasht-e-Kelagai area in Baghlan on Sunday night. Earlier last week two other pylons were badly damaged in ...
On Friday, four civilians in Afghanistan's northeast Badakhshan province were killed, and eight injured, after a gun battle between the Taliban and security forces, per the Washington Post. That came after a suicide bomber in neighboring Kunar province killed two people and injured another. The bigger picture: The first ...
(CNN) — We were sweaty, hungry and covered in dust as we left the Bartang Valley on another bluebird day in the Pamir Mountains. After a spectacular, but exhausting, two-day hike under the blazing August sun, it was a relief to finally settle in under the shade of the van for the ride back to Khorugh, ...
Mark Farrant spent five months as a juror at the 2014 trial in Toronto of Farshad Badakhshan, who was convicted of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend, Carina Petrache. Badakhshan's trial heard that he stabbed the university student and then set fire to their place. Petrache fled the blaze but was badly ...
The parents of two young policewomen who were shot dead by Taliban in Badakhshan province seven months ago said government promised them apartments but nothing has been forthcoming so far. Noor Haya and Manoora, who were sisters, were active policewomen in Faizabad City and were the ...
The growing Chinese military presence in Badakhshan will necessarily draw in Tajikistan, which China has to use as a transit route. ... official in Bazai Gonbad, near the eastern tip of Badakhshan, populated mostly by ethnic Kyrgyz, who said that Chinese soldiers visit the village “two or three times” a month.
“Over the past 96 hours, U.S. forces conducted air operations to strike Taliban training facilities in Badakhshan province, preventing the planning and rehearsal of terrorist acts near the border with China and Tajikistan,” U.S. ... Four Americans were killed in one such attack on the city's Intercontinental hotel.
In the latest air strikes against anti-government militants, the government forces' warplanes targeted a Taliban hideout in Sangar village of Alinegar district of ... A day earlier on Sunday, the Afghan air force pounded militants' bastion in Taliban-controlled Wardoj district of Badakhshan province, killing eight ...
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six Tajik rebels have been killed as result of airstrikes in the Warduj district of northeastern Badakhshan province, local ... told Pajhwok Afghan News that air forces have targeted the hideout of the insurgents in Chakiran and Ab-Jal villages of the district late on Sunday night.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake's epicentre was in Jarm in Badakhshan province and shook a large part of the country including Kabul. ... There were reports of tremors in various towns of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad, as well as in Afghanistan and India.
The Pakistani girl was killed and at least eight other people injured when roofs collapsed on mud-brick homes in the village of Lasbela in the southwestern province of Balochistan, said Asmat Ullah from the provincial disaster-management agency. In the northwestern city of Peshawar, four girls were ...
Ministry and the Municipality. Khawari said victims of dog bite should immediately visit hospital for vaccination as the rabies virus symptoms begin to show in 20 or 25 days but the timing was different depending on the injury's distance from human brain. He confirmed receiving dog bite victims from Darem, ...
Badakhshan Public Health Director Dr. Noor Khawari acknowledged incidents of dog bites had increased and that people in Faizabad, the provincial capital, and other parts of the ... He said a campaign to kill stray dogs was underway in coordination with the Agriculture Ministry and the Municipality.
In Badakhshan, more than 3,200 people have reportedly been displaced from four districts to Fayzabad City due to conflict. Displaced people in the two regions account for 32 per cent of the total displacement in Afghanistan since January 2017. Eastern Region: No significant displacements have been ...
Wednesday's deadly attack by the Islamic State group on Save the Children in eastern Jalalabad city forced the British aid group to suspend all ... Foreign aid workers are often forced to confine themselves to cities, operating via telephone, or asking local staff to travel from conflict areas to safer hubs for ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — Its pilots land in cities terrorized by the Taliban, the tarmacs within easy reach of rocket fire. Its decrepit aircraft have .... Mohammed Yasin Ayubi, head of the airport in Badakhshan, described chaos there on Tuesday after the Kam Air flights were canceled. A small military plane ...
In Tem, situated in Khorog town of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, I found the jewel in the crown of this whole network. ... medical herbs and many people who bought soap, clothing, oil and other agricultural and non-agricultural goods otherwise not available or not affordable in their own villages.
“Most of the damage has occurred in the Wakhan and Shughnan districts of Badakhshan province,” he continued. ... ruined as a result of the flooding of the Amu river, and Qarqin district has suffered most of the damages,” he said, adding that four entire villages in this district had been destroyed by flooding.
Ghulam Saeed, the administrative chief for Raghistan district where the incident happened, said the slain soldier hailed from Braqshoud village of Raghistan. He was killed during a clash with Taliban in Sangin district of southern Helmand province. His body was transferred here and buried on Monday at ...
The government's inability to hold district and village council elections is a clear departure from the constitutional course. The delay in district and .... However, a resident of Bamyan City, Halima Rezaee who owns a vocational training institute for women, said the law had provided her with many benefits.


 

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