Navbahor Imamova VOA News April 29, 2022 TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN — Defying Taliban demands, authorities in Uzbekistan say dozens of aircraft flown into their territory as the former Afghan government collapsed last summer are the property of the United States and will not be returned to the interim government in Kabul. The decision is likely to complicate
Tolo News: Acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said that the Islamic Emirate has not allowed Pakistan to continue fencing along the Durand Line. Mr. Mujahid said that consultations are currently ongoing among high-ranking officials within the Islamic Emirate. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The acting Minister of Defense Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid threatened to suppress those who are “creating unrest” in the country. The acting minister and chief of army staff recently visited the northern provinces of Balkh, Faryab and Jawzjan. The visit aimed to assess the security situation. Click here to read more (external link).
Ayaz Gul January 11, 2022 VOA News ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban government has asked Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to return air force planes and helicopters flown to the neighboring countries by fleeing pilots as the U.S.-backed government in Kabul collapsed last August. Addressing an Afghan air force ceremony in the capital Tuesday, Taliban Defense Minister Mohammad
Ariana: “We intend to create a national and independent army under MoD to defend the country with high values. We will attempt to equip the IEA army with modern weapons. The army should have ground and airspace capabilities,” said Mullah Yaqoob. Click here to read more (external link).
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 7, 2021 The Taliban has formed a new, theocratic government in Afghanistan, weeks after the August 15 collapse of the internationally recognized administration in Kabul and within days of international troops’ departure. Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, a hard-line cleric and former chief justice, has been named supreme
Aamaj News: Zabihullah Mujahid has announced that Mullah Mohammad Hassan will lead the new government. Mullah Baradar was appointed as first deputy. Mawlavi Hannafi was appointed as second deputy. Mullah Yaqub was appointed by the Taliban to head the Ministry of National Defense. Sirajuddin Haqqani has been appointed by the Taliban as acting interior minister.
Abdul Sayed VOA News September 5, 2021 After two decades of near-constant warfare and destruction, the Taliban now face the need to figure out how to govern the underdeveloped and impoverished nation they have just recaptured. Some insight into how that may progress can be gleaned from a closer look at the group’s leadership and
Tahir Khan Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News August 29, 2021 KABUL/ISLAMABAD – A senior Taliban leader confirmed to VOA on condition of anonymity that the group is in the final stages of announcing a new Cabinet that was expected to include all members of its current Rahbari Shura, or leadership council. Taliban supreme commander Hibatullah Akhundzada
Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 25, 2021 As the Taliban transforms its military chain of command into a governing structure for Afghanistan, alliances and tribal configurations that kept two rival Taliban factions together in recent years are now being tested. “Conquering a country is always the easy part. Ruling it, in Afghanistan’s case,