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Bundeswehr stärkte indirekt Warlords in Kundus

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dpa/Focus, 12 November 2013 The second weekly political magazine in Germany picks up dpa agency’s report about a “report by the independent thinktank, the Afghanistan Analysts Network, about which the Berlin daily „tageszeitung“ (taz) reported”.

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Nächste Runde im Kundus-Prozess

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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?

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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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Kundus-Prozess in Bonn: Deutschland lehnt gütliche Einigung ab

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Bonner Generalanzeiger, 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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Prozess um Luftangriff in Kundus

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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

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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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Bundeswehrabzug aus Afghanistan: Alle Macht den Terror-Milizen?

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ARD (German TV), 17 October 2013 The WDR’s investigative TV magazine “Monitor” looks into the German withdrawal from Kunduz and the ALP militias left behind. It gets the official statement of defence minister de Maiziere that Germany “neither participated in the establishment, equipment nor training of the ALP” while ALP leader Nabi Gechi confirms that Germans […]

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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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Fewer Deaths, But…: UNAMA’s 2012 Civilian Casualties Report (amended)

Kate Clark

‘Civilian deaths in Afghan Conflict fall for the first time in six years’ was the good news top line of the new 2012 report by UNAMA on the protection of civilians. Fewer civilians were killed in suicide attacks, ground engagements and aerial attacks, said UNAMA. The Taleban remain responsible for bulk of civilian deaths, while […]

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Afghanistan: The challenge of ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ militias

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Christian Science Monitor
, 11 January 2013 AAN’s Gran Hewad is quoted extensively here about militias in Kunduz, talking about a related ‘new wave of insecurity in Kunduz’. He adds that new militias ‘are the proxy forces undermining the rule of law and national government…. They have fought people, looted, burned houses, abducted, and raped women […]

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Legal, illegal: Militia recruitment and (failed) disarmament in Kunduz

Gran Hewad

Kunduz has a long and troubled history of militia presence. In addition to militia units developed by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the provincial National Directorate for Security (NDS) also recruited some, starting in late 2008. Then, starting last year, the provincial security officials attempted to disarm some militias again, in response to complaints by […]

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Bribe and prejudice

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Afghanistan Today, 27 October 2012 Taxi drivers, business owners, street vendors and shopkeepers are exasperated by the daily harassment and shakedowns they face at the hands of police, customs and municipal authorities. Even children are being forced to bribe their teachers to come to class. In this special report, Gul Rahim Niazman examines the predicament […]

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