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Afghanistan Loses Unifying Voice With Vice President’s Death


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 11 March 2014 In an obituary for deceased vice president Qasim Fahim, AAN's Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying: "There will be a hole in the political process around the election because Fahim's place [as leader of the ethnic Tajik minority] is empty, and now the question is who will fill […]

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Recalling Past Threats, Afghans in Tranquil [Panjshir] Valley Work to Keep It That Way


New York Times, 13 January 2014 Panjshiris are preparing themselves against a Taleban comeback, reports the Times. "Western security experts and senior Afghan defense officials say Panjshiri boasts about squirreling away weapons throughout the valley are credible. … Panjshir is also the only province where uniformed agents from the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s main intelligence […]

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