Showing posts with label tribes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tribes. Show all posts

Sunday, January 9, 2011

U.S. Special Forces Team Provides Safety to Mixed-Marriage Couple in Oruzgan Province

A recently-married couple from different tribes (Pashtun and Hazara) of the Oruzgan Province area has sparked an ethnic conflict that has caused two deaths, families leaving their homes under threats, and the attention of the Karzai government and a Special Forces detachment in the local area.  The relatives of the Pashtun bride are displeased with the marriage and the bride feels her family wants to kill her to restore the families "honor".  Read more in "Please save us, say blood-feud lovers", Sunday Herald Sun, January 9, 2011.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Return of a Tribal Leader to Zalakhan Village, Kandahar Province

An influential village leader has returned from exile to a newly secured village in southern Afghanistan.  Read more in "Afghan leader's return shows power balance has shifted", The Vancouver Sun, December 30, 2010.