Afghanistan Warlord’s Grandiose, and Damaging, Return

Hekmatyar Criticizes Media, Rejects Accountability Patricia Gossman Senior Researcher, Afghanistan   Afghan leaders feted the return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Kabul yesterday, praising their newfound brotherhood and desire for peace. Escorted by SUVs bristling with gunmen toting grenade launchers and machine guns, Hekmatyar’s convoy swept into the city as if bearing a returning hero, instead…

The warlords and top terrorist leaders in Afghanistan

After the Soviet occupation ended in 1989, a group of warlords with personal militias stepped into the vacuum, gaining immense power. Now, some of those old faces are are back as politicians through democratic elections. And some of the territory and terrorists leaders are still part the new called war after Taliban regime  in  Afghanistan, some…

‘God forgot Afghanistan’ trending equal rights

On Saturday 23 July, 80 people were killed and about 230 wounded by a double suicide attack on marchers in Kabul. The majority of them were from the country’s Hazara minority. Afghan Independent human rights Commission strongly condemned <bomb blast and mercilessly killing of civilians during protest “Enlightening Movement ” is a great tragedy and…

Afghanistan: Taliban Child Soldier Recruitment Surges

Children Trained in Madrasas to Fight, Plant IEDs (New York) – Taliban forces in Afghanistan have added scores of children to their ranks since mid-2015 in violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. New Human Rights Watch research shows that the Taliban have been training and deploying children…

CPJ condemns attack on Tolo TV employees in Afghanistan

New York, January 20, 2016–A suicide bombing in Kabul today killed seven people, including six employees of the Afghan station Tolo TV, according to news reports. The attack on staff returning from work at the privately owned station injured 27 others, including 26 staff, according to Tolo TV. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the…