8am: The Taliban Intelligence has arrested more than 10 former local commanders in Samangan province over the past three days, local sources have reported. In the past three days, more than 100 former local commanders have been displaced in the province to prevent from being detained by the Taliban Intelligence, according to sources. Click here
8am: Taliban rebels have arrested 6 men in the Lal-wa-Sarjangal district of Ghor province on charges of helping the National Resistance Front (NRF). According to the Taliban’s claim, they have arrested a man named Dostum, being affiliated with the NRF, after the clash in the district. Click here to read more (external link). Related Taliban
8am: The Taliban has reportedly tortured a Hazara Shiite traveler in the city of Firuzkuh, the capital of Ghor province, for not fasting during Ramadan. According to locals and eyewitnesses, the Taliban rebels arrested the man, while having lunch at a restaurant. He was humiliated in the public in the center of Feruzkuh Bazar. In
8am: The Press Office of Ghor province has published a newsletter, referring to the decree of Ministry of Vice and Virtue bans shooting memorial photos and shaving beards and cutting hairs in Ghor province. Furthermore, it is declared that anyone found disobedient would face harsh punishment by the concerned Taliban authorities. Click here to read
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi November 26, 2021 Afghan experts say urgent action is needed to protect the famed Minaret of Jam after guards disappeared and critical damage became visible on the cultural treasure. An apparent stalemate between UNESCO and Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban-led government has left the Minaret of Jam unguarded and in immediate danger of collapse,
A power crisis in the central Afghan province of Ghor is making life there even more difficult. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in mid-August, the state electricity company Breshna has been unable to keep diesel power generators going in the provincial capital of Feroz Koh due to a lack of funds. The generators
8am: Sources in the Bura-Khana area of the provincial capital told Hasht-e Subh that the demands of the Taliban, in addition to the long-running war, drought, and lack of facilities, have made life bitter for them. Ghor residents say they will face harsh treatment from the Taliban if they do not deliver the mentioned items.
8am: The Central Dar Al-Iftaa Commission and Jurisprudential and Specialized Councils of the Taliban-led government have banned shaving in the Saghir district of Ghor province. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Ghor local sources say an armed group has targeted three members of former uprising members in an ambush that killed two of them and injured another one. The three ex-uprising members have been ambushed in the Maidan Barakhana area in the center of Ghor on Saturday, (October 23), according to the information. Click here
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 19, 2021 Like hundreds of families in Ghor Province who once survived on payments from Afghanistan’s former government, 14-year-old Ahmad Zia and his relatives have been devastated by the Taliban’s seizure of power. The men in Ahmad Zia’s extended family were members of an ethnic-Tajik Popular Uprising Force that