By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 13, 2022 PARWAN, Afghanistan — Resistance to the Taliban is flaring up in northeastern Afghanistan, and as reports of deadly fighting increase, so are claims of war crimes against civilians. The fighting is centered in the center and south of Panjshir Province, a traditional hotbed of ethnic Tajik resistance to the
8am: With the rise in attacks of the National Resistance Front forces on Taliban bases in Panjshir province, the Taliban have been harassing ordinary civilians on the bases of their ethnic affiliation for the past couple of weeks in different parts of the country. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: Taliban have recently deployed 300 additional Forces from Kandahar and Eastern provinces in Badakhshan to replace the local Taliban fighters. The purpose to increase the outsider Taliban fighter in Badakhshan is to seize the control of gold mines and grazing grass. Click here to read more (external link).
Mohammad Naser Sidiqee via Fair Observer: Driven by ethno-nationalism, the Taliban are persecuting Tajiks who often find themselves at the sharp end of a knife or the barrel of a gun. Videos and reports of savagely violent killings, particularly of Tajiks have come to the fore. The Taliban has been engaging in indiscriminate killing in
جنایت یا عفو عمومی این جوان بلال نام دارد از حصارک #پنجشیر است، به دست طالبان اسیر شده بود به جرم پنجشیری بودن و دریشی نظامی داشتن محکمه صحرایی و شهیدش میسازند. نه میبخشیم و نه فراموش میکنیم pic.twitter.com/Lw3jJMMEBE — Kabir Wasiq (@kabWasiq) March 11, 2022 Tolo News: A video showing what appears to be
The Atlantic: … Talib fighters began going house to house in Kabul in pursuit of the regime’s supposed enemies. The targets of these ongoing searches are Afghans who served in the former government or military, especially members of the Hazara and Tajik ethnic minorities. The hunt is spreading around the country, putting the lives of
8am: An operation launched by Taliban forces in parts of Kabul, Parwan, and Kapisa has provoked strong reactions among civil activists and residents. Civil activists describe the move as a violation of citizens’ privacy and an effort focused on harassing a certain ethnic group. According to them, in the house-to-house search, even the doors’ locks
MEReports: Is it a clash between Pashtun tribal culture and Farsiwan (Tajiks, Turks, Hazaras, etc.)? To some degree it is: Farsiwan culture is sophisticated and extended from Iraq and Anatolia to India and over the Oxus into Central Asia and Inner Asia. Persian culture produced hundreds of thousands of titles of scientific and literary import;
ME Reports: Political de-legitimization was the intent behind the use of “warlord.” It is a smart missile that only strikes Tajik, Turk, and Hazara political leaders, but cleverly avoids striking Pashtun warlords. How does one judge if a person is a warlord and engaging in vile conduct? Is he, like the Taliban, killing and bombing
By Ron Synovitz RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi October 19, 2021 Like hundreds of families in Ghor Province who once survived on payments from Afghanistan’s former government, 14-year-old Ahmad Zia and his relatives have been devastated by the Taliban’s seizure of power. The men in Ahmad Zia’s extended family were members of an ethnic-Tajik Popular Uprising Force that