NBC News: In mid-July, reports emerged about Qamar Gul, 15, who says she gunned down two fighters with her father’s AK-47 weapon. Almost immediately, the story electrified some in Afghanistan, a country buffeted by decades of war. “Yesterday it was Malalai, today it is Qamar Gul,” said Turkmen, a student of political science, comparing her
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By Roshan Noorzai, Khalil Noorzai VOA News | July 23, 2020 An Afghan girl who shot and killed two Taliban fighters after they reportedly killed her parents in Taywara district of central Ghor province has been relocated to the provincial capital, Feroz Koh, for her safety, according to Afghan officials. Qamar Gul, 15, said the incident occurred
By Mansoor Khosrow & Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 22, 2020 FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed her younger brother.
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: The son of revered Afghan resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Masud says he wants to make his late father’s goal of creating a moderate Afghan state a reality. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan, Ahmad Masud warned against any peace deal with the Taliban and explained why he’s following
Tolo News: Prominent politicians, former Jihadi leaders and government officials on Monday commemorated Martyrs Week and the 18th anniversary of National Hero Ahmad Shah Massoud’s assassination by laying a wreath at the Minaret of Resistance in Massoud Square in Kabul. Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Acting Defense Minister Asadullah Khalid, head of Massoud Foundation and presidential candidate
AFP: In Kabul, it is hard to miss the late Ahmad Shah Massoud. His bearded visage is painted onto blast walls across the city, his photo adorns the windscreens of pro-government forces. And a central roundabout bears his name. More than 17 years since his assassination, the legendary fighter who battled the Soviets and the Taliban
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By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Afghan police officers who have lost legs in the line of duty have returned to their unit to fight the Taliban in Uruzgan Province. But some officers say they haven’t been paid their salaries or received any medical support.