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Afghan officials say at least five police officers have been killed and 30 other people abducted in two separate incidents in the south of the country. Dost Mohammad Nayab, the spokesman for Oruzgan Province's governor, told RFE/RL that the incidents occurred on a highway linking Kandahar and ...
At least 43 soldiers were killed in the predawn attack, out of a unit of 60 based in Maywand District in Kandahar Province, the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a ... As the Taliban overran districts in the south of the country, and then briefly captured the northern city of Kunduz in 2015 and then again last year, ...

“The Taliban have closed all district health clinics and sent us threats to shut down the hospital, too, so the doctors decided to close it down for their own safety,” said Khan Agha Miakhel, director of the provincial health department in Oruzgan. Mr. Miakhel said the Taliban were demanding that the ...
Abdul Karim Karimi, 50, is the district governor of Khas-Oruzgan, in the southern province of Oruzgan. The province's capital city, Tirin Kot, barely ... Friba Turani, 44, is a member of the provincial council in Faryab Province, where the Taliban threaten several districts. She has five children, and her husband ...
"The sacrifice of our people is a sacrifice that is I would say worthy and it's a terrible loss but it is, recognise, about a contribution to Afghanistan, not a contribution to either the valley in which they might have died or the district or indeed the province but ultimately about Afghanistan," he said. "I always have ...
“We only have access to Chora district, which is close to the capital; the rest of the districts are cut off from the provincial center.” A stronger Taliban foothold in Oruzgan would further destabilize the surrounding areas, including Kandahar, and large parts of central Afghanistan. While Kandahar has remained ...

He played football and cricket, lived with his family in the dusty Afghan town of Tarinkot, and had a tutor to help him learn English. But even in a country torn by war, Wasil Ahmad was no ordinary 10-year-old schoolboy. His role in a 43-day stand-off with the Taliban in a remote district of Uruzgan province ...
The situation was similar in Uruzgan Province, which borders Helmand to the northwest, according to local officials. “The Afghan security forces have not made progress in the past seven days of fierce fighting,” said Hajji Mohammad Omar, a member of the Nad Ali district council; Nad Ali district borders the ...
In many districts that are nominally under government control, like Musa Qala in Helmand Province and Charchino in Oruzgan Province, government forces hold only the government buildings in the district center and are under constant siege by the insurgents. “We do not have any way to escape,” said ...
“The death of Matiullah Khan is a big blow to the people of Oruzgan,” said Hajji Sayed Ali, an elder from the Dehrawoud district. “He was strong against the Taliban and actually ... “The Taliban will come again, and the districts will fall into their hands,” he said. “He was not only good at security, but was good ...
Tarin Kowt, capital of Oruzgan province and previously the major Australian base in Afghanistan, was also briefly captured in 2016, and centres in ... projects, control the hiring and firing of teachers and doctors, and control school curriculums and district officials — is growing across key areas of the country.
At least 43 soldiers were killed in the predawn attack, out of a unit of 60 based in Maywand District in Kandahar Province, the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a ... As the Taliban overran districts in the south of the country, and then briefly captured the northern city of Kunduz in 2015 and then again last year, ...
“The Taliban have closed all district health clinics and sent us threats to shut down the hospital, too, so the doctors decided to close it down for their own safety,” said Khan Agha Miakhel, director of the provincial health department in Oruzgan. Mr. Miakhel said the Taliban were demanding that the ...
When the first day of the new school year starts in Afghanistan on Thursday, 3.7 million boys and girls won't be in attendance, because of increased violence, displacement and poverty. The total number — roughly one in three school-age Afghan children — is expected to grow this year as violence ...
Abdul Karim Karimi, 50, is the district governor of Khas-Oruzgan, in the southern province of Oruzgan. The province's capital city, Tirin Kot, barely ... Friba Turani, 44, is a member of the provincial council in Faryab Province, where the Taliban threaten several districts. She has five children, and her husband ...
“We only have access to Chora district, which is close to the capital; the rest of the districts are cut off from the provincial center.” A stronger Taliban foothold in Oruzgan would further destabilize the surrounding areas, including Kandahar, and large parts of central Afghanistan. While Kandahar has remained ...
Officials say the situation in several districts of Oruzgan is fragile, as it is in neighboring Helmand Province, with government operations unable to break the Taliban momentum. The latest attack occurred late Monday night in the Chermistan area of the Chinarto district, said Faiz Mohammad, the district chief.

The situation was similar in Uruzgan Province, which borders Helmand to the northwest, according to local officials. “The Afghan security forces have not made progress in the past seven days of fierce fighting,” said Hajji Mohammad Omar, a member of the Nad Ali district council; Nad Ali district borders the ...
In many districts that are nominally under government control, like Musa Qala in Helmand Province and Charchino in Oruzgan Province, government forces hold only the government buildings in the district center and are under constant siege by the insurgents. “We do not have any way to escape,” said ...
“The death of Matiullah Khan is a big blow to the people of Oruzgan,” said Hajji Sayed Ali, an elder from the Dehrawoud district. “He was strong against the Taliban and actually ... “The Taliban will come again, and the districts will fall into their hands,” he said. “He was not only good at security, but was good ...
Most, and perhaps all, of the clinics in Oruzgan Province in southern ... “The Taliban have closed all district health clinics and sent us threats to ...
Zahid, 8, is from Surkh Rod, a district in eastern Nangarhar Province. He and ... Imamuddin, 15, is from Charchino District in Oruzgan Province.
Abdul Karim Karimi, 50, is the district governor of Khas-Oruzgan, in the ... in Faryab Province, where the Taliban threaten several districts.
... all but one of Oruzgan's districts is Taliban-contested or controlled, and ... hard to co-ordinate defences at the provincial and district level.
“We only have access to Chora district, which is close to the capital; the rest ... A stronger Taliban foothold in Oruzgan would further destabilize the ... the province is vulnerable in the districts bordering Oruzgan and Helmand.
In return, the Afghan government appointed Mr. Samad commander of about 70 Afghan Local Police militiamen in Khas Oruzgan District.
Officials say the situation in several districts of Oruzgan is fragile, as it is ... area of the Chinarto district, said Faiz Mohammad, the district chief.
... several districts simultaneously and deeply straining Afghan security forces who in ... The situation was similar in Uruzgan Province, which borders ... The details of the battles sweeping up to important district centers were ...
Afghan officials in many districts currently under attack by the Taliban .... “We had 570 policemen in Khas Oruzgan District, but now only 75 men ...
For years, Mr. Khan enjoyed unparalleled influence in Oruzgan, ... of Oruzgan,” said Hajji Sayed Ali, an elder from the Dehrawoud district. ... “The Taliban will come again, and the districts will fall into their hands,” he said.
Most, and perhaps all, of the clinics in Oruzgan Province in southern ... “The Taliban have closed all district health clinics and sent us threats to ...
... Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Ghazni, Oruzgan, Kandahar, Balkh, ... districts of Helmand, four Taliban insurgent killed in Dehyak district of ...
... Kapisa, Paktia, Paktika, Khost, Ghazni, Oruzgan, Kandahar, Balkh, ... districts of Helmand, four Taliban insurgent killed in Dehyak district of ...
URUZGAN- DAILY LIFE A man and woman ride past an old destroyed Russian tank at Sarkhom Manda, Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, ...
... against Taliban in a remote village of district Gereshk of Helmond province, ... central region of Oruzgan, north of Kandahar city' killing 30 innocent people, ...
... the province's Gereshk district: One of the suicide bombers was the son .... said Mullah Khaksar, a Taliban commander in Oruzgan Province.
... Nuristan, Kapisa, Paktika, Khost, Logar, Kandahar, Zabul, Oruzgan, ... district of the western Badghis province early Saturday and captured ...
The April 2009 shooting in Jalbay, Uruzgan Province, of three unarmed ... Chenartu District, was the shooting of a detainee who had been left ...
That incident involved a man and a boy being shot dead at Bulagh district near Tarin Kowt, the capital of Oruzgan province. At the time, a ...
Zahid, 8, is from Surkh Rod, a district in eastern Nangarhar Province. He and ... Imamuddin, 15, is from Charchino District in Oruzgan Province.
Abdul Karim Karimi, 50, is the district governor of Khas-Oruzgan, in the ... in Faryab Province, where the Taliban threaten several districts.
Australians fought and died in Oruzgan but now the Taliban could .... the district or indeed the province but ultimately about Afghanistan," he said. ... Fairfax Media reported in May last year that some districts in Oruzgan were at ...
“We only have access to Chora district, which is close to the capital; the rest ... A stronger Taliban foothold in Oruzgan would further destabilize the ... the province is vulnerable in the districts bordering Oruzgan and Helmand.
In return, the Afghan government appointed Mr. Samad commander of about 70 Afghan Local Police militiamen in Khas Oruzgan District.
Officials say the situation in several districts of Oruzgan is fragile, as it is ... area of the Chinarto district, said Faiz Mohammad, the district chief.
... several districts simultaneously and deeply straining Afghan security forces ... The details of the battles sweeping up to important district centers were as ... Several soldiers in Helmand and Uruzgan described watching their ...
More than half of the districts in Afghanistan are rated by the United Nations ... in Oruzgan Province, government forces hold only the government buildings in the district center and are under constant siege by the insurgents.
For years, Mr. Khan enjoyed unparalleled influence in Oruzgan, ... of Oruzgan,” said Hajji Sayed Ali, an elder from the Dehrawoud district. ... “The Taliban will come again, and the districts will fall into their hands,” he said.
Imamuddin, 15, is from Charchino district in Oruzgan province. After intense fighting in the district, which is now controlled by the Taleban, his father moved half of the family to Tirin Kot.
When the first day of the new school year starts in Afghanistan on Thursday, 3.7 million boys and girls won't be in attendance, because of increased violence, displacement and poverty.


 

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