By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 9, 2021 Afghan security forces battled Taliban fighters in the northern provinces of Balkh and Takhar on August 9, a day after militants overran three provincial capitals, including most of the strategic northeastern city of Kunduz, officials said. In Balkh, heavy clashes have been under way close to the provincial capital of
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 8, 2021 Taliban fighters overran three provincial capitals, including the strategic city of Kunduz and Sar-e Pol in the north of the country on August 8, local officials and a spokesman for the militants said as the group stepped up its northern offensive and threatened more urban centers. The militants have
Rolling Stone: Kunduz, a city of some 370,000 people, had fallen to the Taliban twice before – in 2015 and 2016 — but was retaken with the help of U.S. Special Forces and air support. A loss here now would be severely demoralizing and could have a domino effect at a time when other provincial
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2021 Local aid officials in north Afghanistan said on June 26 that thousands of families have been displaced as government troops battle Taliban militants for control of the key city of Kunduz. Taliban militants have already captured districts that surround Kunduz, which has briefly fallen under insurgents’ control at
Tolo News: The public uprising forces in Afghanistan’s northern Balk province on Thursday said they are ready to clear areas under Taliban control in the province. They said that currently they are engaged in fighting on the frontlines with the Taliban, stating that they await permission from the government to launch offensives against the group.
Tolo News: With the fall of Sher Khan Bandar port in Kunduz province to the Taliban, the government loses an average of more than 2.5 million Afghanis (over $ 32,000) a day in income from customs offices, according to government information. The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that the capture of Sher Khan
Ariana: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday that a number of Taliban infiltrators were arrested in northern Kunduz province amid a sharp increase in Taliban attacks across the country. The MoD said in a statement that the infiltrators – under the guise of tribal elders – had spoken to the Defense and Security Forces
Radio Free Afghanistan May 13, 2021 Four separate bomb attacks have killed at least 11 civilians and wounded 13 others just hours after a three-day cease-fire took effect as Afghanistan celebrates the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Fighting has been soaring ahead of a planned pullout of remaining
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 19, 2021 A spate of violence has killed more than two dozen people across Afghanistan, even as peace talks are under way between representatives of the government and Taliban militants in Qatar. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on January 19 that four Afghan soldiers were killed overnight in
AP: An angry mob ransacked a local radio station in northern Afghanistan last week after a mosque imam incited the attackers, claiming loud music played by the station had interfered with his prayer service, an international journalists group said on January 19. Click here to read more (external link).