Govt writ in Kandahar limited to three districts: WafaRelated:
By Zubair Babakarkhel - Pajhwok Afghan News
KABUL, Mar 3 - Head of the complaint commission of the President's office Asadullah Wafa on Sunday claimed that the government had effectively established its writ in three districts of the southern Kandahar province out of its 17 districts.
Wafa told a press conference in Kabul on Sunday that Ghorak and Miansheen districts were completely under Taliban control while the militants still hold sway in 12 other districts of the southern province.
His remarks came a day after he returned from his ten-day visit to the lawless southern Kandahar province.
However, he did not name the districts where the government's writ is prevailing, but security officials in Kandahar say these districts are Spinboldak, Daman and Arghandab... (link)
- July 2008: A US government assessment "divides Kandahar's districts into four categories: contested, Taliban controlled, locally controlled, and government controlled. Only four of 16 districts were classified as government controlled. The Taliban were described as controlling six districts."
- June 2008: Tariq Ali notes "The 'neo-Taliban' control at least 20 districts in the Kandahar, Helmand and Uruzgan provinces where Nato troops replaced US soldiers."
- November 2008: Taliban shadow government in Maiwand and Zhari provinces metes out harsh - though reportedly popular - justice.