8am: According to sources, the Taliban group launched this search operation on Friday night in the areas of Rastaqabad, Sardawra, Karte Faizabad and University Alley. Sources have added that the Taliban have searched only the Tajik areas of this city with ethnic segregation. Click here to read more (external link).
BBC News: “You can’t say anything at all,” he said, describing how some were simply threatened whilst others were kept in jail. “The Taliban have different types of torture for them, hitting them with cables and pipes, holding their heads under water.” Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Local sources say that during the house-to-house inspections in the center of Samangan province, Taliban fighters started fighting each other on Tuesday morning (July 19th). Pashtun and Arab Taliban have reportedly clashed with each other. The cause of this conflict is still unknown. Click here to read more (external link). Related Infighting between Pashtun
8am: Local sources in Takhar province have confirmed that two Pashtun Taliban are killed and four others injured as a result of internal clashes between Pashtun and Uzbek Taliban-affiliated members in this province. The clashes took place at around 12:00am on Monday at the central intersection of Khwaja Bahauddin district, Takhar province. Click here to
8am: A source close to Mawlawi Mehdi says that several Taliban fighters have been killed and several others were captured during the battle in Balkhab. The source said that local forces in Balkhab, led by Mawlawi Mehdi, attacked the Taliban forces on Thursday evening (June 23rd) in the area between Dozdan Dara and Qomkotal. Local
8am: Sources in Bamyan province have reported that clashes escalated between Pashtun and Tajik Taliban-affiliated members at around 11:00am Friday during a sport match at the Rohullah Nikpai Gymnasium in the new city of Bamyan province. According to sources, the Pashtun and Tajik Taliban opened fire on each other, which disrupted the sport tournament and
8am: After seizing power in August 2021, the Taliban has slowly and steadily begun to purge non-Pashtun commanders off its ranks. So far, several Uzbek and Tajik commanders of the group have been ousted from the government in control of the Taliban. Among the Taliban commanders ousted by the group is Mawlawi Mehdi Mujahid. Mahdi
8am: Taliban on the bases of vague allegations against Uzbek and Tajik Taliban members have been trying to remove them from their ranks. This is one of the reasons that have escalated internal conflicts and tensions among the Taliban members. As a result of internal conflicts among the Taliban fighters in Barka district of Baghlan
8am: Disputes between Kuchis (Pashtun nomads) and the sedentary population living in central Afghanistan have been one of the most critical and complicated issues in the last twenty years. The issue has usually led to armed conflicts and widespread protests in the past. Governments, however, have never been able or willing to address it. Click
8am: The issue of nomads entering the agriculture fields in diffident parts of the country, particularly Hazarajat has been a historical issue, which has roots in decrees of displacement issued by and in the time of Abdur-Rahman, a brutal king who forcefully displaced Hazaras from their ancient geographic areas and distributed their lands amongst the