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ALP guarding a road in Imam Saheb (in an area now taken by Taleban) during 2014 operations. Photo: Bethany Matta.

ANSF Wrong-Footed: The Taleban offensive in Kunduz

Thomas Ruttig

The Taleban’s first major onslaught in their ‘spring offensive’ this year took the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) by surprise. But after a few days, they were able to react and push the insurgents back in some areas while the latter held their ground in others. Although the ANSF kept control over Kunduz city and […]

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Streets of Khanabad. Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands, under creative commons license

Security in Kunduz Worsening Further: The case of Khanabad

Christian Bleuer Obaid Ali

Kunduz has had the worst security environment of any province in the north for the past few years. And within this province there are several districts that are particularly notable for the intractable conflicts raging within them. One notable area in this regard is Khanabad district, where government forces, nominally pro-government militias, illegal armed groups […]

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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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Elections 2014 (1): Impressions from Kunduz at the eve of the elections

AAN Team

The police chief launches operations to secure insurgency riddled districts. Campaign managers complain about the performance of the IEC. Militia commanders do their best to exhibit power, helping candidates to get more votes for money and incentives offered in case of victory. And then there are those candidates who peacefully compete for the trust of the people, ‘armed’ with […]

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دختران سیاه‌پوش با افکار تندروانه در شمال افغانستان [Blackclad Girls with Radical Views in Northern Afghanistan]

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BBC Persian, 28 February 2014 An interesting reportage about a growing network of radical girls' madrassas centred in Kunduz, established by two mullas four years ago and called Ashraf ul-Madares. It already has branches in Takhar and Baghlan, and plans to expand to nine more provinces. According to civil society activists, the girls enroled in […]

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The End of a Police Chief: Factional rivalries and pre-election power struggles in Kunduz

Lola Cecchinel

In the beginning, it looked like good news: had Kunduz police chief, Khalil Andarabi, been sacked because he had led Afghan Local Police (ALP) and militia units on a looting rampage against civilians? If this were the case, it would have meant that the bad track record of the Local Police and illegal militias was […]

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The Incident at Coordinate 42S VF 8934 5219: German court rejects claim from Kunduz air strike victims

Thomas Ruttig

A district court in the former West German capital Bonn has rejected a case in connection with a lethal airstrike ordered by the commander of the German PRT in Kunduz province four years ago. Families of some of the dozens of victims and a German lawyer of Afghan origin had wanted to sue the German […]

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Bundeswehr in Afghanistan: Mission Augen zu und durch

AAN Team

Spiegel online, 12 November 2013 The website of the influential German weekly political magazine also picks up Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the impact of the international intervention on Afghan power structures, with the case studies of Kunduz and Badakhshan. The magazine writes – not fully accurately – that the author “accuses the Bundeswehr that, with […]

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Bundeswehr stützte indirekt Warlords

AAN Team

Tagesspiegel, 13 November 2013 THis Berlin-based daily also reports about Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the impact of the international intervention on Afghan power structures, asking the question whether “the glass is half-full or half-empty” after the intervention. The report adds the information that the German government has for the first time admitted that it supported […]

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Kundus nach Abzug der Bundeswehr: Deutschland stärkte die Warlords

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Tageszeitung (Berlin), 12 November 2013 The Berlin-based daily reviews AAN’s report of today, Philipp Münch’s “Local Afghan Power Structures and the International Military Intervention”, what it calls “the first analysis after the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr troops” from the Afghan northeast. Germany has tried to stay neutral, author Sven Hansen concludes about the “sobering study”, which […]

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Afghanistan-Einsatz: Die Bundeswehr als Komplize der herrschenden Klasse?

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Frankfurter Allgemeine, 12 November 2013 Friederike Böge, herself a journalists’ trainer and correspondent in Afghanistan, reviews Philipp Münch’s AAN report about the international intervention’s impact on local power structures in northeastern Afghanistan (both online and print). She summarises Philipp’s rendering of the contradictory approach of the German forces vis-a-vis the power holders in Kunduz and Badakhshan, […]

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Studie: Bundeswehr-Strategie stärkte afghanische Warlords

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Zeit online, 12 November 2013 The German weekly’s website picks up the taz reporting about Philipp Münch’s Tjematic report for AAN, “Local Afghan Power Structures and the International Military Intervention”, case studies of the Bundeswehr and US forces in Kunduz and Badakhshan.

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