Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

After planned cuts, some fear Afghans could become willing recruits for insurgent groups

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Stars and Stripes, 11 November 2012
Afghan politicians raise fears about a possible Taleban recruitment of ANSF personnel to be decreased after 2014. AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying that militias are already recruiting those who wash out while trying to join the military and that the new militiamen have been shaking down villagers: ‘This is about re-mobilized illegal armed groups, remnants from the fight against the Taliban and earlier phases of the civil war, who have tried to join the Afghan Local Police, did not make it through the vetting but continue to exist, now harassing the local population,


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