8am: “The Taliban recently evicted four Hazara families from their homes in the village of Qorban-Mordah,” he says. “These four families have taken refuge to our village – the Kuchis have now occupied their homes. They have also broken down the gates of mosques and houses.” Click here to read more (external link). Related Precarious
The Taliban are destroying the historic Greshk Fortress in Helmand and building a religious school in its place. This is the fort where Amir Timur wounded in his leg. pic.twitter.com/lqFUKLXiep — Bamiyan | بامیان (@BamiyanLove) September 16, 2021
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News September 11, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Twenty-four-year-old Tamana Zaryab Paryani is too young to remember the last Taliban rule, from 1996-2001, but she recalls the horror stories her mother told her. “My mother said Taliban were a terrorist group … it was a brutal time. They used to stone people to death,”
Namo Abdulla VOA News September 10, 2021 WASHINGTON – Masjeda Mehirdel was only 11 when nearly 3,000 people were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. She was born and raised in an Afghan American household in Queens, New York. She recalls how her parents were relieved when former U.S.
By Abubakar Siddique September 7, 2021 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty The Afghan Taliban has named a reclusive, hard-line Sunni cleric as its supreme leader in a still-unrecognized governing structure weeks after a dramatic takeover in which the militants seized most of Afghanistan even before the final withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces. Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, 55,
Politico:‘Graveyard of Empires’ is an old epitaph that doesn’t reflect historical reality — or the real victims of foreign invasions over the centuries – Afghanistan, in its long existence, has sadly been more like the roadkill of empires — a victim to their ambitions. Click here to read more (external link).
Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 25, 2021 As the Taliban transforms its military chain of command into a governing structure for Afghanistan, alliances and tribal configurations that kept two rival Taliban factions together in recent years are now being tested. “Conquering a country is always the easy part. Ruling it, in Afghanistan’s case,
Jamie Dettmer VOA News August 25, 2021 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was quick last week to endorse the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan, praising the militant group, which was nurtured by Pakistan’s intelligence services from birth according to Western security assessments, for breaking the “shackles of slavery.” And on Tuesday, Pakistan seemingly got
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 19, 2021 Casualties were reported as Afghan demonstrators waving the national flag took to the streets of several cities to mark the country’s Independence Day in the first major display of popular opposition to the Taliban, a day after at least one person was killed when the hard-line Islamist militants
As the Taliban completed its rapid takeover of Afghanistan in recent days, they captured the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, 23 years after last seizing it and massacring several thousand of its inhabitants. Two women who survived that massacre spoke to VOA about the family members they lost in the Taliban killing spree and their