Ariana: Abdullah, an underage boy who was from Jawzjan’s Darzab district said that IS or Daesh militants have kidnapped and held him at their main stronghold to sexually harass him. He said, there were about 50 children who were being used as sex slaves by Daesh leaders. Some of the displaced residents of Darzab district also
Tolo News: Families from the Darzab district have accused the group of having committed crimes including rape, torture and even murder. Displaced families and victims of Daesh atrocities in the northern province of Jawzjan on Sunday called on Afghanistan’s legal and judicial institutions to bring the group to justice. About 250 Daesh fighters handed themselves
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 5, 2018 ISLAMABAD — NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan announced Sunday three of its soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a combined, dismounted patrol with local forces. An American service member and two Afghan National Army soldiers were also injured in the blast, the mission said. “My thoughts
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan August 3, 2018 Afghan police say at least 25 people have been killed in twin suicide blasts at a Shi’ite mosque in southeastern Afghanistan. Raz Mohammad Mandozai, the police chief of Paktia Province, said two suicide bombers detonated their explosives inside the Khawaja Hassan mosque in the provincial capital of Gardez
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | August 2, 2018: Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants who surrendered to Afghan forces on July 31 have been moved to a compound in Shibirghan, in the northern province of Jowzjan, where they are now being held. RFE/RL filmed inside the compound on August 2. Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc.
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 1, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban insurgency announced Wednesday it has cleared Afghanistan’s northern Jowzjan province of Islamic State, claiming residual IS fighters have fled and surrendered to government forces in the area. Provincial authorities in Jowzjan, which borders neighboring Turkmenistan, have also confirmed about 150 IS fighters, including foreigners, surrendered
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 31, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan officials say insurgents attacked security forces and government buildings in the country’s eastern and western provinces killing and wounding scores of people. In western Farah province, officials said a roadside bomb early Tuesday killed at least 11 passengers and wounding around 40 others. A provincial government
Reuters: Even by the bloody standards of the Afghan war, Islamic State has gained an unmatched reputation for brutality, routinely beheading opponents or forcing them to sit on explosives. Click here to read more (external link).
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan July 24, 2018 At least three people have been injured after several rockets hit the Afghan capital. Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that three rockets were fired into Kabul’s fifth district on July 24, injuring three people. He said the rockets were fired from an unknown
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News July 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — Retired Afghan national security forces, both from the national army and from the national police, would be recruited as part of a new Afghan regional force to provide security for areas retaken from Islamic State militants and Taliban insurgents, an Afghan official told VOA. General Mohammad Radmanish,