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AAN Reportage (2): The Andar Uprising – Has the Tide Already Turned?

Emal Habib

In the spring of 2012, the Taleban lost control of substantial parts of one of their strongholds, Andar district in Ghazni. The government and national and international media called it a popular uprising. In Part 1 of AAN’s special reportage on the events of Andar, guest blogger and local journalist, Emal Habib(*) questioned this narrative. […]

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From Ghazni to Kandahar

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Youtube, uploaded 12 July 2011 A short video of the road between Ghazni and Kandahar, showing the extent of the damage insurgent attacks have on the fuel convoys, with cars having to zig-zag through the wreckages of burnt-out trucks and tankers.

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AAN Reportage: Who fights whom in the Andar Uprising?

Emal Habib

The story of what is still being hailed by the government and media as a ‘popular uprising’ against the Taleban in Andar district, Ghazni has become one of the most ambiguous events on the battlefield for many years. The dominant and much-hyped account of what has happened presents an optimistic image of a purely popular […]

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Worry Replaces Hope In Race To Restore Ancient Afghan City

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RFE/RL, 21 June 2012 Another well-researched article by Frud Bezhan (with Zarif Nazar), on Ghazni that has been selected as one of the three ‘Islamic capitals of culture’ of the world for 2013. But, as the Afghans journalists write, ‘with less than a year before the cultural festivals begin, however, these hopes have given way […]

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‘Bei uns gucken sie sogar Bollywood-Filme’

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Frankfurter Rundschau, 24 November 2011 Willi Germund talks to a Taleban commander from Ghazni, who came to meet him in Kabul, who tells him that his favourite radio station is the Voice of America, that he doesn’t carry an AK-47 anymore because he is busy collecting ‘taxes’ from ‘the rich’, that Pakistan supports them and […]

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Crucial plan to reintegrate Afghan insurgents falling flat

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McClatchy Newspapers
, 3 November 2011 Shashank Bengali and Habib Zohori’s rendering of how the reintegration programme in Ghazni is failing.

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In Eastern Afghanistan, at War With the Taliban’s Shadowy Rule

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New York Times, 6 February 2011 A very detailed rendering of how the Taleban’s shadow government works in Ghazni’s Andar district, including tax collection and intelligence gathering.

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