Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Fall of Kunduz threatens to erode confidence in Afghan government

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Los Angeles Times, 30 September 2015

AAN’s Obaid Ali is quoted here about some background for the Taleban success in Kunduz:

“The people are fed up with these strongmen that are essentially carrying out their personal ambitions and abusing the people,” said Obaid Ali, a Kabul-based analyst who has traveled extensively in Kunduz. […]

“The leadership of these militias is connected to Kunduz’s representatives in the parliament, the police and military as well as other organs of the security forces — all of whom protect them,” Ali said.