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Saturday, February 22, 2014
"No Go" Areas in RC North Afghanistan
Areas of northern Afghanistan now considered "no go" areas. With the pullout of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) units across Afghanistan comes the risk that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) will start to yield territory to the Taliban and other insurgent groups. This seems to be happening on a small scale not only in the east and the south where the Taliban have historically always been strong but also in parts of the north of Afghanistan. Apparently there are now areas of Faryab and Jawzjan provinces that are controlled by the Taliban and considered "no go" areas. Read more in "Jihadists create 'no-go zones' in northern Afghanistan", Threat Matrix of the Long War Journal, February 17, 2014.