Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 14, 2018 Taliban fighters have overrun an Afghan National Army operations base in northern Afghanistan while, further to the south, security forces are battling for a fifth consecutive day against Taliban militants who seized the city of Ghazni. Defense Ministry spokesman Ghafor Ahmad Jawed said Taliban fighters gained control of
Ariana: Aqina and Hairatan ports in northern provinces of Faryab and Balkh resumed operation on Monday, a day after Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum called on his supporters to end the weeks-long protest and reopen the routes. Welcoming the resumption of transport and trade process through Aqina and Hairatan ports, the head of chamber of
Tolo News: Faryab protestors on Wednesday said they had closed a number of government offices in Maimana city and vowed to continue their demonstrations until government accepts their demands. The protesters also called for President Ashraf Ghani to resign. Protests were launched two weeks ago in a number of northern provinces after Nizamuddin Qaisari, the district police
Tolo News: Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace. Ghani said: “General Dostum’s return is very possible. This issue has a legal aspect and the general attorney will investigate it.” Ghani also said that illegal armed men are becoming a problem in the country. “Operations against illegal arm forces are being carried out at
Ariana: The governor of Faryab, Naqibullah Fayeq stated that seven guards of Qaisari are still in prison but will be freed in the near future. The commander, area police chief Nizamuddin Qaisari, was arrested after a violent dispute during a meeting with leaders of government security forces on Monday, drawing angry protests from Dostum’s supporters.
Tolo News: Head of Dostum’s office, Enayatullah Babur Farahmand, said the army soldiers bound the hands of Qaisari’s security guards, beat them and shot some during the arrest. “People in the north demand the trial of the president [Ashraf Ghani] himself, who issued the order of such a heinous act and those who practiced this order
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s second Vice President Sarwar Danish met with First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday evening and invited him to Afghanistan. During the meeting, Dostum also said that the government should give satisfactory response to civilian movements in north northeast of the country and release Nizamuddin Qaisari, police chief of Qaisar district
Tolo News: MPs in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday said recent protests in the north and northeastern provinces were due to the residents’ fury over “injustice and central government’s autocratic policy”. They warned that because of President Ashraf Ghani’s policies there would be “consequences”. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul VOA News July 7, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked several locations in a troubled southeastern province, overrunning a key district headquarters and killing, among others, the regional commander of Afghan special police forces. The pre-dawn, coordinated assault targeted eight areas in Ghazni province, including Jaghato district, officials confirmed Saturday. Khaliq
Tolo News: Hundreds of protestors from Faryab province once again called on government to free Nizamuddin Qaisari, the police chief of Qaisar district and a close aide to the First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, as their protest entered its fourth day on Friday. The protesters also said they want Dostum, who is in exile in Turkey, to return to the country. Click here to