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Why do the Taliban Oppose Nowruz?


Bamdad website, 21 March 2012 The Taleban recently released a statement calling Nowruz an unlawful celebration and had declared ceremonies would be targeted for attack.

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The Enteqal Seven (1): A Nowruz chakar to Bamian

Fabrizio Foschini

Spring is here again. With the first warmth, AAN staff starts its occasional migration to higher pastures, Bamian in this case. The Nowruz holidays offer a much appreciated opportunity (and the announcement of Bamian as one of the first seven areas where Afghan security forces will take over from July onwards) to do so without […]

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