Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Special operations forces deal blows to Taliban’s ranks

Long War Journal, 9 December 2010 ISAF briefs the Long War Journal on SF operations over the last 6 months: 7100 counterterrorism SF missions, more than 600 insurgent leaders killed or captured, more than 2000 fighters killed and more than 4100 captured, more than 2500 humanitarian operations and a shift from counterinsurgency to counterterrorism operations […]

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U.S. Cuts Off Afghan Firm

Wall Street Journal, 8 December 2010 The U.S. military began the process of blacklisting a major Afghan company owned by relatives of President Hamid Karzai – the Watan Group -, a move U.S. officials describe as a significant step to stop American funds from fueling corruption and bankrolling the Taliban.

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An inflated claim of health success in Afghanistan exposed

Christian Science Monitor, 8 December 2010 Anohita Mojumdar’s latest article reveals that the often-heard claim (by internationals) that 85 per cent of Afghans have access to health services is ‘misleading’. The Afghan Minister of Health and WHo clarifiy that the fact that 85 percent of Afghanistan’s districts have at least one basic health facility is […]

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Talks are the only route in Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2010 Ahmed Rashid proposes that a military victory over the Taleban is ‘elusive’ but that ‘serious talks are possible, but only if Taliban leaders are able to operate from a neutral venue. They see Afghanistan as being under U.S. occupation, and Pakistan’s intelligence agency, they say, tries to manipulate the […]

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