Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Tajikistan Reinforces Border As Afghan Forces Collapse Under Taliban Offensive

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RFE/RL, 5 July 2021

In an article looking at several episodes of Afghan soldiers evading Taleban assaults across the border into Tajikistan, AAN research is quoted about the general situation in northern Afghanistan:

According to a recent analysis by the Afghanistan Analysts Network, a Kabul think tank, the Taliban strategy in the north “looks like a preemptive strike to prevent a northern opposition from organizing.”