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· November, 2007

Stories about Afghanistan from November, 2007

Afghanistan: Baghlan Massacre

Barnett R. Rubin analyzes the aftermaths of the Baghlan bombing in Afghanistan early this month, reviewing the Senlis Council report, which, as he says, presents a misleading map of Afghanistan...

Afghanistan: Baghlan bombing update

Peter Marton continues to keep a close eye on the developments in Afganistan that have followed the terror attack and blast in the Baghlan town. Now he reviews the report...

Afghanistan: Another American Movie on Afhan Topic

Afghanistanica takes a look at another B-category movie about U.S. military in Aghanistan and offers a trailer.

Afghanistan: Another Bomb Hits Official

Carl Robichaud reports that another fatal suicide attack occured in a province of Afghanistan that has rarely seen violence before. Suicide bomb has hit governor's compound in Nimruz; another attack...

Afghanistan: Taliban Action Was Strong, Despite Successful Counteraction

Carl Robichaud reviews press coverage of the Taliban incursion into Afghanistan's province of Arghandab, admitting that despite a successful coalition counterattack, the Taliban operation “was a deft, successful psychological operations...

Afghanistan: Taliban Regrouping

hadi1121 says that quite a few people have now complained about Taliban regrouping across the border in Pakistan or even perhaps in Iran. “Taliban are gaining ground, planting IED’s and...

Afghanistan: Market in Jalalabad

Õnne Pärl of the Afghanistan photoblog posts a cute picture of crops and spices on the “bazzar” market in the Afghani city of Jalalabad.

Afghanistan: Prospects for Baluchi Valley

Peter Marton reviews the current situation and perspectives for further development of the Baluchi Valley of Afghanistan. More presence of the Afghan authorities might secure the area better, but there...

Afghanistan: Women Prisoners Raped in Kabul

Mohammad Fahim Khairy says that a crying fact of prisoners’ rights violation has been revealed by the parliament official in Afghanistan. As reported, some officials of Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul...

Afghanistan: Fighting Hunger

Afghanistan Watch reports that country director of the World Food Programme in Afghanistan is lamenting that citizens and the media tend to overlook humanitarian work in Afghanistan, preferring to keep...

Afghanistan: Undermined Mission

Carl Robichaud considers that a too-narrow focus on counterinsurgency operations has undermined the mission in Afghanistan, and that it is high time to look for the right combination of military...

Afghanistan: Update on Baghlan Bombing

Peter Marton provides an update on the suicide bombing attack that has hit the northern province of Afghanistan earlier this month, targeting Afghani MPs. Apparently, some of the victims among...

Afghanistan: Examining Private Security

Bboyd reviews the recent report from Swisspeace that discusses private security contracting in Afghanistan, and says that the research -due to its extensiveness and care – gives some bona-fide examination...

Afghanistan: Journalist Arrested

Nasim Fekrat reports that Ghows Zalmay, a media professional from Afghanistan, was arrested on the border on Sunday while trying to flee into Pakistan. He is accused of that his...

Afghanistan: Explosions of Violence

More than 40 people, including five Afghan lawmakers and a number of children, were murdered on Tuesday in one of the deadliest suicide attacks since the fall of the Taliban,...

Afghanistan: Jirgas and Distortion

A while ago, we learned that Hamid Karzai was willing to negotiate with the Taliban. Little has come of that, and Afghanistanica offers an explaination: I would love to see...

Afghanistan: Rumors Fly About the Baghlan Bombing

The horrible suicide bombing of November 6 in Baghlan, which killed dozens, including several members of parliament, has consumed the Afghan blogosphere. I was made privy to a rumor about...

Afghanistan: Thinking about Alternative Livelihoods

Joshua Foust reflects on the suggested plans to legalize and cultivate marijuana in Aghanistan in an attempt to eradicate opium production. In the Afghan situation – with a weak central...

Afghanistan: Operations in Baluchi Valley

Peter Marton reviews the developments in the northern Baluchi Valley of Afghanistan, where the operation to clear the area of insurgents and to eliminate weapons caches is under way.

Afghanistan: Aftermath of Terror Attack

Carl Robichaud resumes the tragic consequences of the terror attack in Afghanistan, saying that sixty eight civilians have been buried, a hundred more are wounded, and countless questions remain because...

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