Abubakar Siddique Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 29, 2021 The Taliban toppled the Western-backed Afghan government in August following a brutal, nearly 20-year insurgency. But the militant group’s war against its former enemy is not over. The Taliban has been accused of killing, torturing, or forcibly disappearing hundreds of members of the former government
A Taliban spokesman on @TOLOnews: "A woman can't be a minister, it is like you put something on her neck that she can't carry. It is not necessary for a woman to be in the cabinet, they should give birth & women protesters can't represent all women in AFG."Video with subtitles👇 pic.twitter.com/CFe4MokOk0 — Natiq Malikzada
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 2, 2021 DUSHANBE — Tajikistan has awarded posthumously two former Afghan political figures, Ahmad Shah Masud and Burhanuddin Rabbani, with the country’s highest honor, the Order of Ismoili Somoni. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon signed the decree awarding the two men the honor on September 2. According to the decree, Masud and Rabbani
Ayesha Tanzeem, Tahir Khan VOA News / August 25, 2021 ISLAMABAD – A delegation from Panjshir, the last bastion of resistance against the Taliban in Afghanistan, held talks Thursday with a Taliban delegation in Charikar, the capital of neighboring Parwan province, to try to find a peaceful solution to their conflict. Fahim Dashty, who is
Jamie Dettmer VOA News August 23, 2021 The Taliban are dispatching hundreds of fighters to the Panjshir Valley, 150 kilometers north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, to try to stamp out an emerging resistance movement led by the son of a warlord who defied them the last time they ruled Afghanistan 20 years ago. The
By Frud Bezhan RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 12, 2021 PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan — With its soaring cliffs and steep gorges, this famed region has never been conquered by invading forces during more than 40 years of war. It was a bastion of resistance to occupying Soviet troops in the 1980s and later the Taliban, until
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 27, 2021 The city of Paris has inaugurated a pathway in the Champs-Elysees gardens named after the late Afghan resistance fighter and anti-Taliban leader Ahmad Shah Masud. The inauguration ceremony on March 27 was attended by his son, Ahmad Masud, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and Abdullah Abdullah, the head
1TV: French authorities have decided to plaque in Paris in honour of Afghanistan’s national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud. The Paris Council voted unanimously to place a plaque in Paris 8 in tribute to Commander Massoud, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Arnaud Ngatcha, said on Twitter. Click here to read more (external link).