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 Lemar-Aftaab - Oct-Dec 1998 - Vol. 1: Issue. 6 - Arts - Short Stories - The Province of Faryab - by Daud Saba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The geographical position and the indifference of the governments of Afghanistan are the causes of the severe isolation and underdevelopment of the Faryab province and its numerous townships and bazaars.
The major townships and bazaars of the province are Andkhoy, Dawlatabad, Almar, Qaisar, Chachaktoo, Pol-e Charagh, Sar-Chakan, Bazaar-e Koolian, Darz-Aab, and Ghoorzivan.
Shirin-Tagab is the center of the division in the Faryab province.
www.afghanmagazine.com /oct98/journey/faryab.html   (2378 words)

 Trial of strength as governors take on warlords   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
People interviewed by IRIN in various districts of Faryab said land grabbing, private jails, forced marriages and interference in the affairs of local administrations by the commanders were their major concerns.
Faryab province has more than one million people, most of whom are very poor due to four years of drought and ongoing factional fighting.
Mohammad Ferrooz, a 40-year-old returnee in the Almar district of Faryab said he preferred his previous life in an IDP camp in the western city of Herat to living with the fear of attack in Almar.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=44802   (791 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
The American-backed central government in Afghanistan said yesterday it was sending troops from the fledgling Afghan National Army to the northern province of Faryab, after one of the most powerful warlords in the country sent troops from his private army to take control of the province.
Details of the fighting in the remote province were sketchy last night, but there were reports of clashes only 12 miles from the provincial capital, Maimana.
Faryab province lies west of General Dostum's stronghold at Shibarghan, and he is already the dominant power in the strategic city of Mazar-i Sharif to the east - the scene of 2001's Qala-i Jangi prison revolt by captured Taliban.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/985A86AC4CFB905B87256E6F007B57D2?OpenDocument   (671 words)

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Faryab Province Case Study Introduction Faryab province is located in the north of Afghanistan, and shares a border with Turkmenistan.
Supply of textbooks in Faryab Province is massively inadequate, with as few as 10 per cent of children in some schools having textbooks, at the end of 1381.
Children are also educated in the mosque as is traditional in Afghanistan, but this is mainly religious education and is not under the jurisdiction of the PED unless, as is the case in Belcheragh District, the government school is housed in the mosque.
www1.worldbank.org /publicsector/civilservice/Faryab.doc   (7169 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Faryab's chief of security, Homayun 'Ayni, told Radio Free Afghanistan on 8 April that civilians are fleeing western Faryab, although fighting has subsided in the region.
Maymana, the capital of Faryab Province, was overrun on 8 April by forces loyal to General Abdul Rashid Dostum, international news agencies reported.
Faryab Governor Qazi Enayatullah Enayat told the Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) from an undisclosed location in the province that while he considers himself the "legitimate governor" of Faryab, he left Maymana "to avoid bloodshed." Enayat said that he does not have any information about casualties in the city.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/04/14.asp   (2139 words)

 Helmand Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helmand (Persian: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
In response, British troop levels in the province were increased, and new encampments were established in Sangin and Gerishk.
There are reports that the Taliban see Helmand province as a key testing area for their ability to take and hold Afghan territory from NATO and Afghani troops [2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helmand_Province   (684 words)

 ZNet | Terror War | MSF report: Alarming food crisis in northern Afghanistan
In January, one in six children admitted to the MSF feeding programmes in Faryab province were severely malnourished.
A resurgence of scurvy in southern Faryab in January illustrates the lack of balanced micro-nutrients in the diet of the population.
Two-thirds of the families assessed in Faryab province have sold personal belongings: household items, livestock and land are mentioned most often.
www.zmag.org /content/TerrorWar/MSFTerror.cfm   (984 words)

 Militia seizes capital of province in Afghanistan | The San Diego Union-Tribune
KABUL, Afghanistan – Forces loyal to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum seized control of the capital of Faryab province in northern Afghanistan yesterday, forcing the governor to flee and drawing a sharp rebuke from President Hamid Karzai and his ministers in Kabul.
Coming just two weeks after heavy fighting in the western province of Herat, a time when Afghan National Army troops also were deployed, the power struggle in Faryab highlights the continuing instability and the prevalence of armed militias that are plaguing much of the country.
In a statement issued from his office in Kabul, Karzai and his security council ordered all the armed groups that had entered Faryab province and the city of Maimana to leave immediately and return to their bases.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040409/news_1n9afghan.html   (514 words)

 Afghanistan: Battles Highlight Struggle Between Warlords, Central Government - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dostum's forces have been clashing in Faryab Province with troops of government-appointed military commander Habibi since the night of 6 April.
The clashes in Faryab are the latest to demonstrate the difficulties faced by Karzai as the Afghan central government attempts to extend its authority into provinces that are controlled by warlords and their militia fighters.
And the main reason for this is for them to show their strength from the direction of Shebergan and [to pressure those] in Faryab Province who are obeying the central government," Anayat said.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/04/14f94dda-8c4b-4c0d-aebc-6e5f9e6f166b.html   (1369 words)

 News: Afghanistan, Fighting rages in northern Afghan province: official
The clashes are the latest to underscore the struggle of President Hamid Karzai to extend the central government's mandate into provinces where warlords traditionally hold sway, largely through loyal militia troops.
The power struggle between regional warlords and the central government is one of the war-torn nation's biggest problems as it plans its first elections, slated for September, since the toppling of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
The fighting was prompted by the decision of Habibi, an ethnic Uzbek commander, to switch his allegiance from Dostam to the central government of President Hamid Karzai, Faryab governor Anayatullah Anayat said Wednesday.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/95ca759a8fe4e70449256e700022722d   (382 words)

 Report: Human Rights Abuses among IDPs
Even with the removal of the commanders who are reportedly implicated in the abuses against Pashtuns in their communities, especially in Faryab, the violations continue under the watch of other commanders who were placed to protect Pashtun villages from such acts.
The provinces and districts where abuses were reported from are listed in Table 4.
Faryab Province, Kutchi nomad in the Qaisar district
www.phrusa.org /research/afghanistan/report_idp.html   (5017 words)

 Armed groups told to leave Faryab -DAWN - Top Stories; 10 April, 2004
KABUL, April 9: In a bid to restore uneasy control over a northern province overrun by a powerful warlord, Afghanistan's government ordered armed groups quit the area, as the governor said on Friday he was preparing to flee.
"All those armed groups who have entered Faryab province and the city of Meymanah from the neighbouring provinces and districts are hereby ordered to return to their original locations immediately," the council said.
"The governor of Faryab and other officials are advised to continue their work." But the order from Kabul, struggling to exert authority over unruly regional militias, came too late for Faryab's desperate governor, Anayatullah Anayat, who said he was ready to flee to nearby Turkmenistan to escape Dostam's men.
www.dawn.com /2004/04/10/top14.htm   (499 words)

 Orūzgān Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taliban leader Mullah Omar was born in Singesar village, in Oruzgan province.
From January 2002 through March 2006, the province was governed by Jan Mohammed Khan, a corrupt, illiterate warlord ally of President Karzai (they are both from the Pashtun Populzai tribe).
Munib is a Pashtun from Paktia Province who is educated and has strong administrative skills.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oruzgan_Province   (298 words)

 US-trained Afghan army wins hearts and minds of nation
For more than a decade Afghanistan had no national army and the residents of provincial areas like Meymanah, in the northern province of Faryab welcome the green-beret troops as a sign of the growing authority of the military arm of the Kabul government in areas long ruled by militia commanders.
Afghan army soldiers came to Faryab province, of which Meymanah is the capital, in April after tensions between a local militia commander who had been appointed as governor by Kabul and forces loyal to warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostam turned violent.
In northern Balkh and Faryab provinces and Herat in west Afghan soldiers conduct routine patrols on highways hit by banditry and in districts to maintain security.
www.spacewar.com /2004/040525051100.6vdidrkk.html   (577 words)

 NSS Pilot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Faryab Belcheragh Kamarack Round 2 June 2004 Dari
Faryab Belcheragh Tashqala Round 1 Fall 2003 Dari
Faryab Belcheragh Charemgary Round 1 Fall 2003 Dari
www.mrrd.gov.af /vau/NSS_pilot.htm   (1040 words)

 Afghan governor flees his province - The Boston Globe
Dostum, a former communist and veteran of Afghanistan's brutal civil wars, ran a swath of the country, including Faryab, as a personal fiefdom in the early 1990s.
Dostum's aide in Kabul said he had discussed the situation in Faryab with elders of the province but had ordered no moves against Enayat or Hashim Khan, the commander of the 200th Afghan army division, who Jalali said had also fled Maymana.
The aide, Akbar Boy, said government troops were welcome in the region but cautioned that there would be a backlash if they sided with the embattled officials, whom he accused of receiving government funds to buy votes ahead of the elections.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/04/09/afghan_governor_flees_his_province?mode=PF   (629 words)

 International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On the evening of 30 October, a number of insurgents were identified by ISAF troops as they attempted to occupy firing positions on the roof of a compound in the Zhari district of Kandahar province.
ISAF and the Afghan Ministry of Defence are conducting a joint investigation into the incident on 24 October in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, in which a number of civilians were killed along with a large number of insurgents.
In three separate incidents, starting with an attack on ANA and ISAF forces in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province, ISAF forces were engaged in heavy fighting with large groups of Taliban yesterday..
www.jfcbs.nato.int /ISAF   (764 words)

 Back to School for Afghan Turkmen?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The 40-year-old primary school teacher fled Ghorghan Tepe in Faryab province in fear of her own life and those of her two children, after the schoolhouse which also served as her home was set on fire one night.
Spread across the northern provinces of Faryab, Jowzjan, Balkh and Kunduz, the Afghan Turkmen are famous for their handmade carpets - often deep red in colour - which for decades have provided their main source of income alongside farming.
When a boy went out to work on the farm at the age of 12, his sister would be expected to look after her younger brothers and sisters while her mother wove rugs from dawn to dusk.
www.iwpr.net /?p=arr&s=f&o=260053&apc_state=henparr   (1199 words)

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Gul, a 35-year old returnee, is the only breadwinner for his malnourished children, mother, wife and disabled father, has to travel 70 km to earn five loaves of bread to feed his family every day.
Officials and aid workers in Maimana the provincial capital of Faryab told IRIN immediate assistance mainly food items was required to prevent any human tragedy during the harsh winter.
The population of the province has been severely affected by the drought that swept Afghanistan between 1999 and 2002.
irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=44049&SelectRegion=Central_Asia&...   (1004 words)

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In the western province of Heart a regional warlord loyal to the defense minister clashed with Ismail Khan, a warlord turned governor of that province, in late March 2004 in which Governor Khan’s son Saddiq was reportedly killed.
The events of late March and early April 2004 in the province of Herat and Faryab remind us that warlordism is still alive in Afghanistan despite the assurance from many warlords that they are committed to Karzai for a functional federal government.
Both Shebergan and Faryab provinces are remotely placed to the northwest of Kabul bordering the country Turkmenistan.
www.bangladesh-web.com /view.php?hidDate=2004-04-14&hidType=HIG   (1322 words)

 USATODAY.com - Threatening Karzai, warlord's troops overrun Afghan area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Forces of a northern strongman overran the capital of a remote Afghan province Thursday, the interior minister said, in a burst of factional violence undermining the authority of U.S.-backed President Hamid Karzai.
Officials in Faryab have accused Dostum, who has maintained a large private army and strong political control in the region since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, of trying to drive them out of office for allying too closely with Karzai's central government.
A Dostum aide in Kabul said the Uzbek strongman had discussed the situation in Faryab with elders from that province, but ordered no moves against Enayat or Hashim Khan, the commander of the 200th Afghan army division, who Jalali said had also fled Maymana.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-04-08-afghan-fight_x.htm   (619 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Factions clash in Afghan province
The BBC's Crispin Thorold in Kabul says that in the past Faryab has been a stronghold for General Dostum, but the provincial governor recently withdrew support in favour of the central government.
It is not clear if anyone has been killed in the fighting but a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence told the BBC the clashes were still going on.
Faryab's intelligence chief, Omayoun Haini, told the Associated Press news agency that between 2,000 and 3,000 Dostum soldiers had crossed into Faryab from neighbouring provinces on Tuesday on 200 vehicles and 400 horses.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/click/rss/0.91/public/-/1/hi/world/south_asia/3608813.stm   (338 words)

 RAWA.ORG: People in Faryab complain of torture and illegal taxes by warlords
In many parts of Faryab, incidents of extortion and illegal taxes by warlords have become common
MAIMANA, 12 Apr 2006 (IRIN) - Sitting in a small restaurant in a busy bazaar in Maimana, capital of Afghanistan’s northern Faryab province, Abdul Hadi, 36, worries out loud over the fate of his family in Kata Kala village, some 80 km away.
But Hadi and Ali Mohammad both live in an area of Faryab where such actions have become largely institutionalised – with extortion and the threat of private jails now the norm.
www.rawa.org /faryab.htm   (730 words)

 Anti-Pashtun Violence Widespread In Afghanistan (Human Rights Watch, 3-3-2002)
Some of the most violent attacks occurred in the Chimtal district of Balkh province, where Hizb-i Wahdat forces were involved in several execution-style murders of Pashtun villagers.
In central Balkh province, Wahdat and Junbish factions targeted Pashtun women for sexual violence, after women in their own communities suffered similar attacks in the past.
Commanders whose forces were associated with the abuses in Faryab were subsequently removed by Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, an action that appears to have contributed to a decrease in violence against local Pashtuns, but in other areas, abusive commanders and forces continued to act without restraint or reprimand.
www.hrw.org /press/2002/03/afghanistan0303.htm   (826 words)

 The Oakland Press: National: Clashes threaten unstable nation
Forces loyal to Abdul Rashid Dostum moved into Faryab province late Tuesday and were advancing toward the provincial capital along three fronts, Deputy Defense Minister Rahim Wardak told The Associated Press.
The intelligence chief in Faryab's government, Omayoun Haini, said 2,000-3,000 of Dostum's men armed with light weapons moved in from neighboring provinces on some 200 vehicles and 400 horses.
In Kabul, the capital, a defense ministry spokesman said 750 troops from the new U.S.-trained national army were being rushed to Faryab to calm the situation.
www.theoaklandpress.com /stories/040804/nat_20040408057.shtml   (482 words)

 Taliban grab pair of key provinces from Afghan warlord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Taliban army has driven Dostum's fighters from northwestern Badghis province, and a mutinous general has seized almost all of neighboring Faryab province, said the spokesman, identified only as Gen. Yusuf.
Dostum is fighting a rebellion in six of his eight provinces, the last region yet to be conquered by the religious militia.
The stocky Yusuf, wearing his camouflage uniform, said his fighters were in a standoff with Pahlawan's men at the border between Faryab and Jozjan provinces.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/97/05/24/afghan-warlord.2-0.html   (569 words)

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