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Taleban Closing in on the City: The next round of the tug-of-war over Kunduz

Lola Cecchinel

Within the past two months, the Taleban have managed to secure additional territory around the provincial capital of Kunduz and have been closing in on the city itself. They also gained nearly full control over several districts of the province. On 12 August and then again around 22 August, the ANSF conducted operations. Authorities claimed […]

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Afghanistan: Sicherheitslücke

Thomas Ruttig

Tagesspiegel (Berlin, online), 7 January 2014 Reporting that the German ISAF forces had stopped reporting the number of insurgent attacks in northern Afghanistan, the Berlin-based daily asked AAN’s Thomas Ruttig for his assessment. Saying that the argument the Afghan forces were in the lead now and needed to take over the reporting sounded like a pretext. “ISAF […]

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Nächste Runde im Kundus-Prozess

AAN Team

Deutsche Welle, 31 October 2013 The report about the Kunduz airstrike court extensively case quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig: Zum Schluss hört das Gericht einen Sachverständigen. Thomas Ruttig ist Diplom-Afghanist und spricht über übliche Verhaltensweisen der afghanischen Landbevölkerung und der Taliban. Ruttig betont, dass es im Ramadan, in den der Anschlag fiel, durchaus nicht ungewöhnlich sei, […]

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Kampfjet-Videos im Kundus-Prozess: Wer ist Zivilist und wer Kämpfer?

AAN Team

Die Tageszeitung (Berlin), 31 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying […]

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Prozess um Luftangriff in Kundus

AAN Team

ARD (German TV), 30 October 2013 Catch a glimpse of AAN’s Thomas Ruttig in “Die Tagesschau”, Germany’s TV primetime news, in a report about the ongoing process of relatives of the victims of an ISAF airstrike in Kunduz in Seeptember 2009 during which a large number of civilians — most likely around 90 – died. Thomas was […]

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Bombardement von Kunduz: Der Tod der schwarzen Punkte

AAN Team

Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 30 October 2013 In a report about the process in Bonn around an airstrike against two tanker lorries highjacked by Taleban in Kunduz in September 2009 ordered by a German commander that killed around 90 civilians, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig who has been invited as a “matter expert” on the Taleban is quoted as saying that […]

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Back to Bad: Chahrdara between Taleban and ALP – a district case study

Lola Cecchinel

Chahrdara, an embattled district in Kunduz province, is a miniature model for all of Afghanistan’s larger conflicts. Traditionally a hotbed of the insurgency, military interventions could never bring lasting change, so Chahrdara – under heavy foreign siege in 2010 (1) – is back to where it was: a Taleban stronghold in the north. At the same […]

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