By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan | January 16, 2019: Thousands of families, who have fled fighting in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab, are struggling to find shelter in the neighboring province of Jawzjan. They say up to 20 families are being squeezed into each classroom at a local school. Copyright (c) 2019. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with
Ayaz Gul VOA News September 10, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Islamist Taliban in northern Afghanistan has captured a strategically important district near the border with Turkmenistan and threatened a provincial capital, killing dozens of Afghan troops in a series of battlefield attacks. During the past three days, the insurgents stepped up battlefield attacks across the country
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 12, 2018 Alem Rahmanyar Frud Bezhan SHEBERGHAN, Afghanistan — Clad in a dusty blue burqa and clutching a piece of stale bread, Khaleda cowers in front of her three wailing young children in a makeshift refugee camp in northern Afghanistan. The 35-year-old, who only goes by one name, is among
Jeff Seldin VOA News August 7, 2018 PENTAGON — Intensified efforts to root out and destroy the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan are making progress in some areas but have so far failed to prevent the terror group from maintaining a foothold in the country, based on the latest U.S. intelligence estimates. IS-Khorasan is thought
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News | August 6, 2018 Mufti Niamtullah, an Islamic State terror group commander in northern Afghanistan, is among some 245 militants who surrendered to Afghan government forces last week in the country’s northern Jowzjan province. His surrender came days after a number of women in Darzab district of the province accused him
Ariana: Abdullah, an underage boy who was from Jawzjan’s Darzab district said that IS or Daesh militants have kidnapped and held him at their main stronghold to sexually harass him. He said, there were about 50 children who were being used as sex slaves by Daesh leaders. Some of the displaced residents of Darzab district also
Tolo News: Families from the Darzab district have accused the group of having committed crimes including rape, torture and even murder. Displaced families and victims of Daesh atrocities in the northern province of Jawzjan on Sunday called on Afghanistan’s legal and judicial institutions to bring the group to justice. About 250 Daesh fighters handed themselves
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty | August 2, 2018: Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants who surrendered to Afghan forces on July 31 have been moved to a compound in Shibirghan, in the northern province of Jowzjan, where they are now being held. RFE/RL filmed inside the compound on August 2. Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc.
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 1, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The Taliban insurgency announced Wednesday it has cleared Afghanistan’s northern Jowzjan province of Islamic State, claiming residual IS fighters have fled and surrendered to government forces in the area. Provincial authorities in Jowzjan, which borders neighboring Turkmenistan, have also confirmed about 150 IS fighters, including foreigners, surrendered
Mohammad Habibzada VOA News / April 17, 2018 Islamic State militants executed a 12-year-old boy on charges of helping local police in northern Afghanistan, according to a senior Afghan government official who spoke to VOA. The boy was accused of supplying food and water to an Afghan local police check post in northern Jawzjan province.