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AAN in the Media

Attacked and Vulnerable: Afghan ethnic groups form own armies in response to militant attacks

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New York Times/Irish Times, 23 June 2021

A brief quote from recent AAN research by Ali Yawar Adili in this article printed in both nwspapers:

“For the first time in 20 years, power brokers are speaking publicly about mobilising armed men,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a research group in Kabul, wrote in a June 4th report. 

(…) The Afghanistan Analysts Network reported that Abdul Basir Salangi, a former militia commander and an ex-police chief in Kabul, said in a speech in January that militias were forming in the Salang district in north-central Afghanistan in case talks collapsed. “Such talk has become more blatant since the U.S. troop withdrawal announcement,” the report said.