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Troops gearing up for major offensive in the north

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Mar 13, 2018 - 14:59
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Preparations for a counterinsurgency offensive have been made and the fighters would not be given the allowed to fuel insecurity in any part of country, a military official said on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Javed Saleem,...
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‘Daesh to be defeated like Taliban in the north’

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Dec 03, 2017 - 20:47
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): As many as 3600 militants have been killed and another 2500 wounded in the northern zone of the country during this solar year, a military commander said on Sunday.
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Nearly 3,300 rebels killed in 7 months: Army

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Oct 22, 2017 - 21:03
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The Afghan military on Sunday said about 3,300 insurgents have been killed in the country’s north and northeast and another 2,200 wounded over the past seven months.
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ALP forces seen behind insecurity in the north

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Oct 12, 2017 - 16:12
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Residents, their representatives and human rights officials in northern Balkh province say Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces that operate under the Ministry of Interior have created insecurity in the region. Local people say...
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All political groups in north keep illegal weapons

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Jul 04, 2017 - 21:39
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Senior security officials in the northern region say all political groups in the zone possess illegal weapons “as an honor” and for protection. On the other hand, civil society activists say military parties of the civil...
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5-fold increase claimed in illegal armed groups in north

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Jun 01, 2017 - 21:08
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The number of illegal armed individuals has increased by five times in northern Afghanistan during the past two years, an official said on Thursday. Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) program chief for northern...
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‘North to become another Syria if attention not paid’

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May 18, 2017 - 21:12
KABUL (Pajhwok): Politicians and former jihadis, criticizing what they called a widening gap between the people and the government, on Thursday warned northern provinces would become another Syria if the government did not pay urgent attention...
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30 Taliban, 6 police killed in north violence

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Mar 01, 2017 - 22:59
FARAH (Pajhwok): Thirty Taliban militants and half a dozen police have been killed in insurgency related violence in northern Farah, Faryab and Badghis provinces, officials said Wednesday. Farah police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Maroof Polad said a...
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4 die as snow wreaks havoc in the north

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Feb 19, 2017 - 20:50
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Four people have died and hundreds of household animals perished as a result of heavy snowfall in the northern zone, officials said on Sunday.
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Fear cited behind self-censorship in the north

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Feb 08, 2017 - 17:09
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Journalists on Wednesday cited fear, self-censorship and lack of resources as major hurdles to investigative journalism in the country’s north. They said threats from powerful individuals forced journalists into self-...
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10 kangaroo court incidents happen in north this year

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Oct 30, 2016 - 19:51
مزارشريف (پژواک، ۹ لړم ۹۵): په شمال زون کې د يوناما مسوولين وايي چې د روان زېږديز کال په تېرو شپږو مياشتو کې ۱۰ صحرايي محکمې ترسره شوې دي.
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Germany’s reconstruction effort to continue in north: Envoy

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Oct 03, 2016 - 16:31
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The German consul general in northern Balkh province on Monday said his country would continue carrying out reconstruction projects in northern Afghanistan like it did in the past. Dr. Robert Klinke was addressing a...
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Drive to recruit youth in forces launched in north

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May 28, 2016 - 21:31
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Military officials say a general campaign to recruit the youth in five northern provinces to swell the ranks of Afghan National Army and police has been launched. Sarwar Hussaini, 707 Pamir zone police spokesman, told a...
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USAID recognizes Afghan entrepreneurs in the north

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Apr 12, 2016 - 16:09
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The USAID has appreciated its 35 Afghan partners in public-private alliances in the northern region for investing millions of dollars to expand their businesses and create hundreds of jobs. The USAID-funded Assistance in...
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Police ready for spring offensive in the north: Gen. Baba Jan

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Apr 03, 2016 - 17:53
MAZAR-I-SHARIRF (Pajhwok): A senior security official on Sunday said they would not let the enemies implement their disruptive plans in the northern zone. The 707th Pamir Zone police commander, Gen. Baba Jan, told a meeting with civil society...
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New orchards on 2000 acres being planted this year in north

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Mar 13, 2016 - 21:47
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A campaign to plant new fruit orchards on 2,000 acres of land has been launched in five northern provinces, officials said on Sunday. National Horticulture and Livestock Program (HNLP) manager in northern zone, Fahim Jabari...
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Orchards on 750 acres of land being planted in north

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Dec 08, 2015 - 20:34
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The process to establish orchards on 750 acres of land has been launched in five northern provinces, officials said on Tuesday.
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NATO earmarks $200m for Afghan power infrastructure

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Sep 10, 2015 - 17:13
KABUL (Pajhwok): North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Thursday announced allocating $200 million for the extension of electricity from the capital of northern Balkh province to neighbouring Baghlan. Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, Deputy Chief of...
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UNAMA sees positive changes in women’s lives

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Sep 08, 2015 - 19:21
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday said it had observed positive changes in women’s lives in northern provinces this year compared to the previous year. This year’s ceremony of the...
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