UNAMA condemns murder of seven civilians in Zabul

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul. The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed between 6 and 8 November in Arghandab district while armed clashes were reported there between…

Afghan terror groups beheaded Hazras in Afghanistan

Taliban and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan have beheaded three women and four men of Hazara hostages in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to the local government officials, the victims were Hazrara hostages who were kidnapped by the terror groups from a main highway in this province. The provincial police chief Jilani Farahi confirmed…

Taliban did War Cirmes in Jalrez,west of Kabul

“Afghan security forces battling the Taliban in Jalrez about 30 miles west of Kabul have sustained heavy casualties” officials said Saturday, a senior members of the government criticized the response to the assault as slow and ineffective. Details of the fighting in Wardak Province, which began Thursday, were murky, but statements by various officials said that…

Dispatches: Yet Again, Afghanistan Relies on Abusive Strongmen

This research is done by Patricia Gossman (@pagossman on Twitter) It’s déjà vu all over again in the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban in Kunduz province as the government seeks to prop up overstretched Afghan National Security Forces with – you guessed it – abusive strongmen and their unofficial militias. It’s not like this hasn’t been…

Afghanistan: Abusive Strongmen Escape Justice

(Washington, DC) – Afghanistan’s new government should prosecute officials and commanders whose serious human rights abuses have long gone unpunished, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. US officials should press President Ashraf Ghani to take up justice for past abuses as a top priority during Ghani’s expected March 2015 visit to Washington,…