Friday, November 14, 2014
Turkmen in Fight Against Taliban
The Taliban have grown in strength and capability in northern Afghanistan. Allied with fighters from the IMU, Pakistan, and other foreign nations the local Taliban threaten a number of districts in Kunduz. Northern Afghanistan is home to ethnic Turkmen and they are in a constant battle with the Taliban to defend their villages and homes. The 209th ANA Corps (based across northern Afghanistan) have been unsuccessful in finding and defeating the Taliban except on some rare occasions. The Taliban generally enjoy freedom of movement in much of northern Afghanistan Read more in "Turkmen-Afghans in Kunduz reject the Taliban's ways", Central Asia Online, November 5, 2014.