Ariana: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said on Tuesday the US government was still dealing with the issue of Afghan helicopters parked in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan but indicated the aircraft would not be returned to Afghanistan. Addressing a press conference, Kirby said: “We’re still working out the — the disposition of — of those helicopters.
Ayaz Gul January 11, 2022 VOA News ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban government has asked Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to return air force planes and helicopters flown to the neighboring countries by fleeing pilots as the U.S.-backed government in Kabul collapsed last August. Addressing an Afghan air force ceremony in the capital Tuesday, Taliban Defense Minister Mohammad
Tolo News: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon during a meeting of the security council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) held via videoconference on Monday said Tajikistan will establish a security belt along its border with Afghanistan to deter insurgents’ threats emanating from Afghan soil. He said that according to Tajikistan’s special services estimates, over
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 1, 2021 The United Nations refugee agency is urging Afghanistan’s neighbors to open their borders to Afghans seeking to flee their war-torn country — even if they don’t have documentation. Afghanistan’s land borders with Pakistan and Iran are currently open “almost solely” to Afghans with the required passports and visas,
Reuters: Tajik officials blamed U.S. bureaucracy on Wednesday for a near three-month delay in evacuating U.S.-trained Afghan pilots, who had flown their aircraft to Tajikistan to escape the Taliban takeover of their country in August. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban urge ex-Afghan military pilots to stay, serve nation Afghan Pilots Land
By RFE/RL’s Tajik Service November 9, 2021 Around 150 U.S.-trained Afghan pilots are preparing to depart Tajikistan to be relocated to the United States after nearly three months of detention, pilots and U.S. Embassy officials said. The 143 pilots and about 50 other Afghans, including journalists, are waiting at the airport in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe,
8am: One of the pilots arrested in Tajikistan told the media that several thousand pilots, crew members, and other Afghan Air Force personnel are currently hiding and feeling abandoned by the US military. According to him, now these pilots and aircrew and their families are hidden and are in serious danger. Click here to read
8am: The former deputy governor of Panjshir Kabir Vaseq has said that the leader of the National Resistance Front (NRF) Ahmad Massoud has traveled to some regional countries to attract aid to the NRF, Russia’s Tass news agency reported. The agency quoted Kabir Vaseq on Monday, (November 1) that Ahmad Massoud is in Tajikistan now.
Navbahor Imamova VOA News October 29, 2021 TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN — Central Asian republics are stepping up their diplomatic activity in the face of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, seeking to balance fears of increased extremist activity in the region against the risk of an economic collapse that could send refugees flooding across their borders. Three of
By RFE/RL’s Tajik Service October 27, 2021 DUSHANBE — Tajikistan has approved the construction of a Chinese military base near the Tajik-Afghan border, in the latest sign of Beijing’s expanding security footprint in the region. Tajikistan’s lower house of parliament on October 27 approved construction of the facility as part of an agreement between Tajikistan’s Interior