AAN in Media

With ISIS gone, Afghan villagers struggle to rebuild from rubble


The National, 21 November 2019

In the Dubai-based daily, author Stefanie Glinski quotes AAN research by Reza Kazemi, on Achin district in Nangrahar:

“The fighting in Achin between 2015 and 2018 has frequently been chaotic, brutal and violent to a degree not seen before in the district, or elsewhere in the country,” Reza Kazemi of the Afghanistan Analysts Network wrote in a report.

“Many civilians have been killed, injured, kidnapped for ransom, dispossessed of their property or displaced. Some unmarried women were also forcibly married, mostly to ISIS fighters.” (…)

The Afghanistan Analysts Network estimates the current population of the district at between 104,000 and 322,000 people. Exact figures are hard to come by because of frequent displacement.

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