Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan under attack

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Frontier Post, 26 January 2018

A premier? AAN quoted in the leading Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly NWFP) daily, on anti-IS militias in eastern Afghanistan:

Locals also began taking up arms against ISKP and joined “uprising” groups led by local strongmen, while others coordinated with Afghan Security Forces or even the Taliban in an effort to fight off ISKP in Nangarhar. Local politician and strongman, Haji Zaheer Abdul Qadeer was initially the main advocator and actor in the battle against ISKP in Nangarhar but according to the Afghan Analysts Network (AAN), “other mobilising forces for the militias are Haji Hayat Khan, another former jihadi commander, close to Provincial Governor Muhammad Gulab Mangal and active in Kot.”