Tolo News: A number of residents of northern Faryab province have picked up arms and have said they will personally defend their province. Recently Taliban attacked parts of the province. This led to residents arming themselves. Faryab residents said they will stand alongside security forces and will help them fight insurgents. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani’s first VP General Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday said that he had not been injured during a Taliban siege in Faryab, terming CEO Abdullah Abdullah’s remarks inappropriate. Presiding over a meeting of council of ministers on Monday, Abdullah said that Dostum had been slightly injured in a Taliban siege in Faryab. However
1TV: Islamic State militant group is planning to deploy as many as 7,000 fighters in northern Afghanistan to carry out terror attacks, First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum said Saturday. Visiting Faryab to clear the northern province from Taliban insurgents, Dostum stated that the IS fighters in north Afghanistan would include nationals of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Tajikistan,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty By Bruce Pannier and Mustafa Sarwar August 6, 2016 Qishloq Ovozi has paid a good deal of attention to what is happening south of Central Asia, in Afghanistan. But most of these reports deal with unrest in the border area and the security problems militants in northern Afghanistan could pose to Central Asian countries.
VOA News Ayaz Gul July 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD—An international human rights group Sunday demanded authorities in Afghanistan prosecute militia forces linked to a top government official for recent killings and other abuses against civilians in the northern Faryab province. The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that its probe into the late June attack
Tolo News: Residents in northern province of Faryab Saturday said that the political tumult between Junbesh and Jamiat parties has forced dozens of families to evacuate the area and the Taliban is instead making a new push to exploit the rivalry and gain a foothold in the strategic region. Jamiat-e-Islami party which is led by minister of
Khaama Press: The supporters of Junbish-e-Milli party led by vice president General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Jamiat-e-Islami party led Ata Mohammad Noor reconciled in northern Faryab province shortly after the growing rift led to a bloody encounter last week. The supporters of the two prominent political parties reinstalled the removed pictures belonging to Gen. Dostum, Ahmad Shah
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 24, 2016 At least one person has died after a demonstration between supporters of two rival former warlords turned violent in northern Afghanistan. At least four people were also wounded in the March 24 violence in Maimana, the capital of Faryab Province. The clashes involved thousands of supporters of ethnic
Tolo News: The International Women’s Day was celebrated Tuesday in Afghanistan where only few weeks ago, a 20-year-old woman had her nose cut off by her husband in northwestern Faryab province. Afghans in Kabul and other parts of the country celebrated the day with holding rallies in support of women, donating blood, planting saplings and attending gatherings
Tolo News: Legislators from Faryab on Sunday said the ongoing counterinsurgency operation led by President Ashraf Ghani’s first vice president Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, was dramatic and that the operation is not being carried out strategically so as to permanently eliminate insurgents. MPS said this in turn fuels insurgents motivation and once the operation is over