Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

‘This is the first time I am holding a gun’: Afghans take up arms to fight the Taliban

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The World, 30 June 2021

AAN’s Ali Adili is quoted in this report on the public radio’s website, being skeptical about new ‘popular’ and militia arming:

Definitely, it’s not a good thing that people are getting mobilized and arming themselves against the Taliban,” said Ali Yawar Adili, researcher with the Afghan[istan] Analysts Network in Kabul.

“People are trying to defend or fend off the Taliban’s attacks, but if there isn’t any new progress in the peace talks, this will only prolong the conflict,” he said.