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Anti-Taliban under heavy assault

AFP/Daily Express, 4 September 2021 The new agency quotes from AAN’s Martine van Bijlert recent report about the anti-Taleban resistance in th Panjshir: But the conflict appears to be escalating, Martine van Bijlert, of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, warned. “Taliban forces have been massing around the entrance to the valley but have been hit in ambushes […]

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Afghans With Ties to U.S. Who Could Not Get Out Now Live in Fear

The New York Times, 3 September 2021 AAN research on the situation of new appointments in Taleban-controlled areas is quoted here: “Caretaker appointments at various levels — provincial, district, department and ministerial — have so far been drawn (almost) exclusively from the Taliban’s own ranks, with no sign of non-Taliban appointments,” the Afghanistan Analysts Network […]

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Taliban Press Last Afghan Resistance Fighters in North

Wall Street Journal, 3 September 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on alleged Taleban abuses after taking power in Kabul: “There are abuses going on,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “It’s not clear whether these are Taliban or they are people running around with guns and garb pretending to be […]

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How exile changed the Taliban

Financial Times, 25 August 2021 AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here on the controversial issue whether the Taleban have changed or not: Thomas Ruttig, a founder of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network, said the Taliban had always been a “learning organisation” well aware of its past failures. Some former officials of the Taliban’s 1990s government […]

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Joschka Fischer zur Kundus-Eroberung der Taliban „Es beginnt eine neue Schreckenszeit für die Afghanen“

Tagesspiegel, 9 August 2021 Next to the former German foreign minister, also AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted here: Auch nach Einschätzung des Afghanistan-Experten Thomas Ruttig ist der Fall von Kundus ein wichtiger Erfolg für die Taliban. „Sie haben jetzt von dort und von Süd-Afghanistan aus die Option, auf Kabul zu marschieren“, sagte Ruttig dem Tagesspiegel. […]

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