Jowzjan, Afghanistan Newswire

Jowzjan, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. NATO-built airports going to AfghansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | NWAonline

    A series of airports built by NATO to fight the Taliban are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil-aviation upgrade that officials hope will fuel not only regional trade but also tourism. The eight airfields, worth an estimated $2 billion, are scattered around a landlocked and mountainous land that lacks rail transport and decent roads.

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  2. Viewpoint: Ghani is running out of optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Newsday

    Afghanistan is in dire crisis as the Taliban battle a weak government, and peace talks with the militants are put on hold, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid. The Taliban have captured most of Helmand province, including for several days a strategic district headquarters, Musa Qala.

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  3. Aurangzeb to Kalam: A road to history revisitedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | The Times of India

    Delhi's famous Aurangzeb Road had been named after the Mughal emperor Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb. NEW DELHI: A 17th-century dhrupad, now almost lost, celebrates the martial feats of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir.

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  4. U.S. State Department Announces $10.7 million for Humanitarian Demining Programs in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | CNN

    On August 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of State's Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement announced the winners of six competitive grants worth $10.7 million to fund humanitarian demining and conventional weapons destruction programs in six Afghan provinces: Kabul, Parwan, Panjshir, Baghlan, Balkh, and Takhar. After three decades of conflict, Afghanistan remains heavily contaminated by landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other dangerous remnants of war.

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  5. Book on Leader's guidelines for Afghans published in TehranRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | Tehran Times

    A book containing guidelines offered by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to the Afghan people has recently been published in Tehran. The book entitled "Ambassador of Enlightenment" was unveiled during a ceremony at the Tasnim News Agency in Tehran on Saturday.

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  6. Afghan Vice President Dostum Vows To 'Clear' Northern Province Of MilitantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Weekday Magazine

    First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has vowed that Afghanistan's volatile northern Faryab Province will soon be fully "cleared" of Taliban and other militants, as he leads an ongoing security operation in the area. Speaking to RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan from Faryab's Ghurmach district on August 19, Dostum suggested that "morale is extremely low" among militants as government troops continue to attack their positions.

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  7. Afghan official lauds Iran Leader for literacy policyRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Tehran Times

    Afghanistan's Refugees and Repatriation Minister Sayed Hussain Aalemi Balkhi has praised Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for having "saved a generation from illiteracy" by commanding respect for Afghan refugees and providing them with educational services in Iran. "Ayatollah Khamenei saved a generation from illiteracy and I do not believe there could be anything greater than that," Balkhi told IRNA on Monday.

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  8. Military leaders worry about Afghan militiasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 8 | Stars and Stripes

    An Afghan National Army commando defends his position from insurgent small arms fire during a firefight in Kunar province, Afghanistan, on Feb. 16, 2012. An Afghan National Army commando and a local security force commander discuss insurgent activity during a mission in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, April 12, 2012.

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  9. Kabul Says 88 Militants Killed Across AfghanistanRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Weekday Magazine

    Afghanistan's Interior Ministry has said that at least 88 "armed insurgents" were killed during the previous 24 hours as a result of antiterrorism operations across the country. An Interior Ministry statement early on August 5 said the operations were carried out by troops from the Afghan National Army and members of the Afghan National Directorate of Security in parts of eastern, northern, western, and southern Afghanistan.

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  10. Afghan Woman Gives Birth To QuintupletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Weekday Magazine

    Noor Mohammad Faiz, the chief of the regional hospital in the neighborning Balkh Province, told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan on August 5 that the mother, Rezagul, and the newborns -- who are all male -- are in stable condition but are underweight, as is common with babies of multiple births.

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  11. 88 Afghan militants killed in a dayRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Newkerala.com

    At least 88 militants were killed by units of the Afghan national police backed by the army during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning. During the operations which have been conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Parwan, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Zabul, Oruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Khost, Paktiya and Helmand provinces, 88 militants were killed and 16 insurgents sustained injuries, Xinhua news agency quoted the country's interior ministry as saying on Wednesday.

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  12. Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | CNN

    Pakistan/The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday. "Defeating the Taliban is a very real possibility right now and this is the right moment to fight against the Taliban," Atta Mohammad Noor told The Associated Press.

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  13. Omar's death weakens Taliban, Afghan saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | NWAonline

    The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Afghanistan an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor said Monday. "Defeating the Taliban is a very real possibility right now, and this is the right moment to fight against the Taliban," said Atta Mohammad Noor, one of the country's most powerful former warlords.

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  14. Former Afghan warlord says Taliban weaker amid infightingRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2015 | NewsandSentinel.com

    The confirmed death of the Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has weakened the movement, giving Kabul an opportunity to step up the battle against the insurgency, an Afghan governor and one of the country's most powerful former warlords said Monday. "Defeating the Taliban is a very real possibility right now and this is the right moment to fight against the Taliban," Atta Mohammad Noor told The Associated Press.

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  15. Profile: Mullah Akhtar MansoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Al Jazeera

    Little is known about the new Taliban leader except that he is reclusive, soft-spoken and a part of the core leadership. As it was with his predecessor Mullah Mohamed Omar, little is known about the new leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

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  16. Even women will throw rocks at Taliban' : August 03, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Daily Times

    SHEBERGHAN Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum hopes to leverage his popularity in fight against Taliban, even if it means making friends with former enemies like Atta Muhammad Nur a former warlord from the Tajik community and strongman of the province of Balkh which neighbours Jowzjan. "We will clear out the Taliban from Faryab," Dostum said.

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  17. Former Afghan warlord set to take offensive to TalibanRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | Times of Oman

    In this photograph taken on Sunday Afghan youth carry sacks of firewood as the sun sets on the outskirts of Herat. Photo - AFP Sheberghan : A self-proclaimed "kingmaker" and bulwark against the Taliban with a penchant for creating friends out of yesterday's foes, the colourful General Abdul Rashid Dostum, vice-president and former warlord, makes his call to arms from his imposing concrete redoubt in northern Afghanistan.

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  18. Former Taliban Official Claims Rivals Creating New Leadership CouncilRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2015 | Weekday Magazine

    Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi, a former Taliban governor of Balkh and Herat provinces, said new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur was selected by only a handful of Taliban figures in a meeting on July 30. Mullah Niazi, speaking to RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan, said powerful rivals within the Taliban were working to create a "new council" that would replace the existing Quetta Shura, the Taliban's Pakistan-based leadership council. Among the rivals is powerful commander Mullah Abdul Qayum Zakir, a former inmate of the U.S. prison in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay.

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  19. Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died-Image1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before.

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  20. Rumors swirl about Taliban leader's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this undated image released by the FBI, Mullah Omar is seen in a wanted poster. An Afghan official says his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead.

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