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Taliban go north

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The other day, 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack in the Afghan province of Kunduz bordering on Tajikistan, and about 40 were injured. The tragedy occurred near the mosque when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. Among the dead is the head of one of the regions of the province and his guards. The attacks here have become an ordinary phenomenon, and along with the southern regions of the country, this province has become one of the main strongholds of the Taliban.


It is explained simply. The most fierce resistance of the NATO coalition in Afghanistan is provided by Pashtuns, settled mainly in the southern regions of the country. “Not all Pashtuns are Taliban, but all Taliban are Pashtuns,” they joke in this Islamic state.

In northern Afghanistan, populated by Uzbeks and Tajiks, it is very calm. The only exception is the province of Kunduz, where about a hundred years ago Pashtuns were resettled to guard the border with the Russian Empire. Today, this nation makes up about thirty percent of the population of Kunduz province, and it is in the places of their compact residence that hostilities take place.

Taliban go north


One of the tasks of the Taliban is to cut off the supply of goods from Central Asia to the NATO coalition in Afghanistan. And I must say that they cope with this task quite successfully: the explosions of tank trucks take place here quite regularly. A new surge of terrorism can be expected when NATO begins to withdraw its troops and weapons from Afghanistan: the Mujahideen will do everything to prevent American armored vehicles from reaching Central Asia.

In fact, the Taliban control not only many parts of the countryside, but even the center of the province, the city of Kunduz. So, unlike Kabul, you will not meet a woman here without a veil, since sooner or later the militants will deal with this “sinner”. It is not recommended to move around the city on foot and a foreigner. So, during one of these walks, I was detained by the police and almost forcefully taken to the hotel.



True, some progress has been made: about 70 percent of girls in the city attend schools. Alas, such training is close to a feat: the Taliban sprayed poison gas in schools several times. In rural areas, there are no schools for women in principle.

The province of Kunduz is located in the German sector of the NATO forces, but in reality the Bundeswehr soldiers are simply unable to cope with the militants on their own. They almost sit at their base at a local airport and almost do not appear in the city. Kunduz people joke that the only task of the Germans is to protect themselves. During all serious operations, American troops come to the aid of the Bundeswehr military personnel.



It is therefore not surprising that the Taliban especially hate the Yankees, distinguishing them among the soldiers of other foreign troops. Foreign troops entering the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) are significantly limited in their ability to participate in combat operations. Part of the special forces of the US troops in Afghanistan is not subject to the ISAF. American soldiers spell out the abbreviation of ISAF like this: I See Americans Fight or I Suck At Fighting (I watch the Americans fighting; I don't care at all).



The fact that hostilities take place in the immediate vicinity of the CIS border is also dangerous because, as the authorities of Kunduz have repeatedly stated, the militants from Central Asia are beginning to concentrate on the Taliban side.

According to an analyst from Peshevar Shamim Shahid, today in the so-called "tribal zone" on the Afghan-Pakistan border 3-4 are concentrated thousands of militants from Central Asia. However, according to Mohammed Amir Rahn, director of the Pakistan Institute for the Study of Peace, the increased military pressure from the American and Pakistani military forces them to move to the border areas of Central Asia in northern Afghanistan, some of whom want to return to their homeland weapons in hand.



The situation will become even more explosive, after the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. Obviously, after this happens, Kunduz, along with the southern Pashtun areas, will almost immediately come under the control of the Taliban. After the withdrawal of international forces, the Central Asian militants who fought in Afghanistan will remain “out of work” and, most likely, will want to fight for the triumph of Islam already in their homeland.

Kunduz, as a Taliban stronghold, will be the most convenient springboard for an attack on Central Asia. The piquancy of the situation lies in the fact that the militants do not even have to explore the border crossing routes. During the civil war in Tajikistan in the Afghan city of Tulukan, located just an hour from the center of the province, there were military bases of the Tajik opposition, from where its militants regularly carried out raids to the North. The Central Asian Taliban only have to return home with the old proven routes.
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  1. Guun
    Guun 6 September 2013 17: 54
    +4
    Either the United States prepared in advance in the SA a bridgehead of uncontrolled force, or they are so screwed up that they begin to withdraw troops .... Having grown more than one generation of war children, the United States is a good shame in the SA. Already not their problems, ki ...
    1. experienced
      experienced 6 September 2013 19: 20
      10
      The locals there trade drugs with them, the borders are like a drushlag. Why is our GDP afraid to introduce a visa regime? Is it really not clear that Russian soldiers and border guards there cannot do anything cardinal, there drug trafficking closes in on such "highs" and feeds on it so much! It is necessary to strengthen the borders of Russia, and not to play diplomacy with the buys.
      1. sub307
        sub307 6 September 2013 23: 14
        +2
        It is necessary that - it is necessary. Who will strengthen, if "there drug trafficking is closed on such "top" and so many feeds from him! "
    2. Bekzat
      Bekzat 6 September 2013 23: 43
      +8
      Greetings to all, for Gong, the jackals of these amers, and their minions, always attack weak countries. S ... and !!! They will leave Afghanistan with its extremists, who will trample on our territories (I have noticed a lot of bearded people in my city recently, and it bothers me, although I am also a Muslim, but their presence still bothers me). Jackals, sit across the ocean, and think that the World Fire of Terrorism will not affect them, but the first signs were the events in Boston (if they themselves did not). My daughter is growing, and I do not want her to go to the burqa, and the situation will arise as in Syria (Kudai saktasyn), I will water the spirits !!! am
      1. Jogan-xnumx
        Jogan-xnumx 7 September 2013 09: 06
        +1
        I fully agree with you, but (I apologize in advance if I am mistaken hi ), as I understand it from the flag on your nickname, you are a Kazakh. And Kazakh women, as far as I know, never, even in the old days, wore burqas, although Muslim women. Correct if not so, but your statement surprised me. what
        1. Semurg
          Semurg 7 September 2013 20: 30
          +6
          Quote: Jogan-64
          I fully agree with you, but (I apologize in advance if I am mistaken hi ), as I understand it from the flag on your nickname, you are a Kazakh. And Kazakh women, as far as I know, never, even in the old days, wore burqas, although Muslim women. Correct if not so, but your statement surprised me. what

          Kazakhs of the Kyrgyz, although Muslims, but with their own charter, which differs from canonical Islam. Our ancestors did not accept the canonical Islam that the Arabs brought to Central Asia and waged a long war with them until they adapted Islam to local conditions and requirements. Now a new wave of Islamization and Arabization is being imposed, which in particular is expressed in the imposition of burqas and hijabs which has never been in the steppe.
          1. Jogan-xnumx
            Jogan-xnumx 7 September 2013 21: 32
            +2
            There it is ... I understand, thanks for the clarification. yes
          2. Bekzat
            Bekzat 8 September 2013 22: 14
            +1
            For Semurg, you answered more correctly than I did, + Dear !!!
          3. Hunghuz
            Hunghuz 5 January 2014 14: 11
            0
            hi Panov, do not forget about the Challa community in Uzbekistan, there are about 30 thousand of them) but they occupy all command and economic posts) the most interesting thing is that he is 100% Muslim before sunrise, but pure Jews after sunset .....)))
        2. Zymran
          Zymran 7 September 2013 23: 14
          +4
          By tradition, girls wore hats such as skullcaps, and married women wore a scarf covering their hair. There was no tradition to cover your face.
        3. Bekzat
          Bekzat 8 September 2013 22: 13
          +3
          I welcome everyone, for Ivan Ponomarev, they didn’t wear it, but now, having forgotten their culture, they are starting to wear it. In schools in Kazakhstan, there are sometimes conflicts between teachers and parents of children who wear hijab on their daughters, teachers are against, since this contradicts the norms established by the school.
    3. Siberian German
      Siberian German 7 September 2013 06: 38
      0
      no, they just threw fresh firewood into a fire that was kindled in the 80s - including us
    4. Mujahiddin777
      Mujahiddin777 8 September 2013 07: 44
      0
      ALL! NOW THE US TO STAY THERE FOR ANOTHER 30 YEARS !!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIGHT TERRORISTS, AND THIS IS "ONLY THEY CAN DO"
  2. erased
    erased 6 September 2013 18: 55
    +5
    The states will leave Afghanistan, they will gouge Syria and then it will become hot and fun in the south of the Russian Federation. Only who will laugh?
    1. Warrawar
      Warrawar 6 September 2013 19: 24
      +2
      Quote: erased
      The states will leave Afghanistan, they will gouge Syria and then it will become hot and fun in the south of the Russian Federation. Only who will laugh?

      It is already hot in the South of Russia, just at the moment the conflict is a little "quenched" and smolders. But the time will come when it will blaze again.
  3. Drednout
    Drednout 6 September 2013 19: 38
    +8
    the Taliban sprayed poison gas in schools several times.
    Where the UN is looking !!! Where is France and Obama ??? Immediately bomb the whole of Afghanistan!
  4. waisson
    waisson 6 September 2013 19: 55
    +4
    amers gave them fertile soil sprouts from this soil we already see at home but no matter how soon the tree grows
  5. Zymran
    Zymran 6 September 2013 19: 57
    +3
    We need a Kazakh-Uzbek union supported by NATO and Russia.
    1. alone
      alone 6 September 2013 22: 49
      +2
      Do you think the Taliban will trample to Central Asia through Uzbekistan, where the border crosses the river. But is the border of Tajikistan convenient for the Taliban? More than 1000 km of mountainous terrain, there is where the 201st division will seep and act against anyone. In Tajikistan itself, and even the middle Asia has long hidden supporters who hit the right moment in the back.
      1. a52333
        a52333 7 September 2013 20: 30
        +1
        It is necessary to overlap at the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan border. The territory for control is ideal. Steppe. Station overload with inspection. Visa regime. Dogs. Moreover, the train that came from us, turns around, picks up those who have been screened at the terminal - and back. And the one from that side is returning to sunny Dushanbe.
    2. Bekzat
      Bekzat 6 September 2013 23: 45
      +3
      For Zumran, there will never be an alliance between the Uzbeks and the Kazakhs, it has historically been served that the two peoples do not digest each other.
    3. dark_65
      dark_65 8 September 2013 09: 40
      +1
      http://www.centrasia.ru/newsA.php?st=1034910480
      unlikely a union is possible, unfortunately.
  6. saag
    saag 6 September 2013 20: 08
    +5
    Quote: Zymran
    Kazakh-Uzbek Union

    Is this possible ???
    1. Uralean
      Uralean 6 September 2013 20: 23
      +6
      No Kazakh-Uzbek union is POSSIBLE ... These two countries, as well as take off Kyrgyzstan in a compartment, have an antagonistic and hostile relationship .. So Tajik-Uzbek relations are hostile due to Water resources and political relations .. Kyrgyz-Uzbek relations are hostile in nature, as well as three active military phases of the confrontation in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan .. The relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are extremely tense, due to land disputes and political differences of the tops of the republics ... So that Central Asia is very fragmented and not integral .. The Republic of Turkmenistan stands apart from them ..
      1. Zymran
        Zymran 6 September 2013 21: 18
        +5
        I will add that Kazakhs and Uzbeks do not like each other, but to be allies it is not necessary to have tender feelings for each other.

        In fact, the only obstacle to such an alliance is the personal relations of the leaders of our states. I do not know anything about unresolved land disputes.
      2. hommer
        hommer 6 September 2013 23: 04
        +4
        Quote: Ural
        No Kazakh-Uzbek union is POSSIBLE ...


        Quote: Ural
        Relations between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are extremely tense, due to land disputes and political differences of the elite of the republics ...


        The tops really compete, measure their eggs, who is cooler.
        Zymran said correctly here - "In fact, the only obstacle to such an alliance is the personal relations of the leaders of our states."
        And the Kazakhs and Uzbeks, in fact, are one people. Separated recently, by historical standards. Settlers became Uzbeks, nomadic - Kazakhs.
        But we are starting to move away.
        About the same as Russians and Ukrainians - most offenses at the closest, this is natural.
        1. Bekzat
          Bekzat 6 September 2013 23: 49
          +2
          For Homer, Uzbeks have never been loved, why? Because since the time of Genghis Khan, the Uzbeks were sedentary, and the Kazakhs and Kyrgyz were nomadic peoples, and there was always a territorial dispute between them (somewhere cattle need to be fasted, and somewhere planted melons). And they slaughtered each other mercilessly, even General Perovsky freed my city from Kokandis (Uzbeks).
          1. Netrocker
            Netrocker 5 January 2014 13: 57
            +1
            A little bit wrong. The fact is that Kazakhs are Türks, but modern Uzbeks are sarts - Turkish Persians, i.e. they are PERSONS, not Turks. When creating the Kazakh Khanate, all Turkic tribes migrated from the Sheybanids, although of course there were a certain number of Turks, they organized the only Turkic clan among the other Sarts. Those. mentally, Kazakhs and Uzbeks are completely different people.
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 7 September 2013 05: 37
      +3
      Quote: saag
      Quote: Zymran
      Kazakh-Uzbek Union

      Is this possible ???

      Just being friends is unlikely. And to be friends against a specific common enemy is quite real. Churchill became friends with Stalin, however, as it turned out after the war, temporarily. As Churchill said then on the occasion of 1941-06-22, "If Hitler attacks hell, I will have a couple of kind words even for Satan."
  7. falcon
    falcon 6 September 2013 20: 17
    +5
    The Americans threw up an anthill in Afghanistan, and after they leave, inevitable radicalization will begin.
    neighboring Tajikistan, and possibly Uzbekistan. And all these "funny" guys will be drawn to us.
    To begin with, the strictest visa regime is needed already yesterday. And that’s all, at best, tail
    we beat.
  8. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 6 September 2013 20: 22
    +3
    Najibullah held on for 3 years after Gorbachev’s betrayal without any help, but was subjected to terrible torture and executed. What will happen to Karzai, run away with the Americans?
    1. falcon
      falcon 6 September 2013 22: 10
      +2
      Quote: Anatole Klim
      What will happen to Karzai, run away with the Americans?

      And it won't last a year. However, this is "their su..n son", even if the Americans have about him
      head and sore!
  9. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 6 September 2013 21: 14
    +2
    Quote: The Kunduzi joke that the only task of the Germans is to protect themselves. Of course, ISAF forces control certain regions of Afghanistan, but the US and NATO forces should not be overestimated in the fight against the Taliban. In fact, NATO members make separate attacks against militants, conduct reconnaissance, and use UAVs not without success (large losses among the civilian population in this situation are natural). The situation will change after the withdrawal of ISAF forces from Afghanistan. The Taliban will quickly regain power. The Central Asian republics of the CIS now need to take measures to neutralize the possible penetration of militants from the Afghan side.
  10. Druid
    Druid 6 September 2013 23: 35
    +2
    With the departure of the NATO troops in any region, the whole of Central Asia will begin to get a fever, and this is at least. In order to stop the Islamists and at least return everything to the situation before the NATO invasion, Russia and the Central Asian states will have to thoroughly put together, but first of all, Russia, in order to prove their right to leadership and their need for their Central Asian partners. The states, even if they tried not to come up with anything worse for Russia, it will bring a lot of losses of resources and human resources, the layman should not be seduced by the loyal attitude of Afghans towards Russian journalists and military men who have visited Afghanistan recently, the Taliban is another song, and all loyal again will migrate to Moscow and will revolve around some sort of hotel.
  11. MG42
    MG42 6 September 2013 23: 48
    +4
    Taliban attack US Marines
    Taliban attack on US Marines
    1. Jogan-xnumx
      Jogan-xnumx 7 September 2013 09: 23
      +1
      ... The mattresses are still warriors! Wall to wall cowards. Only from afar to bombard much. laughing
      And the video, although there are editing elements, is not bad. Plus. good
  12. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 7 September 2013 03: 17
    +1
    The advent of Islamist parties in power in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is a very real scenario. In this case, pressure will begin on the Kyrgyz Republic and Kazakhstan by terrorist activities ...

    On the other hand, these sedentary people don’t understand that nomads like to reel in guts - we are not very tolerant and love to kill as painfully as possible - the war will go to the total annihilation of each other.
  13. Russkiy_Prapor
    Russkiy_Prapor 7 September 2013 03: 23
    +2
    When the Tajik army ceases to cope with the Taliban, who do you think will go to the Tajik-Afghan border again to admonish the unreasonable Taliban? Whose blood will flow there again? So there is nothing good from the fact that NATO has received horns in Afghanistan and will not run now.
    1. alone
      alone 7 September 2013 23: 22
      0
      Quote: Russkiy_Prapor
      When the Tajik army stops coping with the Taliban,

      I remembered the year 1993. Tajik special forces of the Tajik National Security Bureau refused to help the 12th outpost. Yes, and what kind of Tajik army are we talking about. The 201st will take the whole blow.
    2. dark_65
      dark_65 8 September 2013 09: 43
      0
      one hundred percent right .. that would have kept in Afghanistan for about 10 years.
  14. beifall
    beifall 7 September 2013 04: 53
    +1
    Since October 2001, the Yankees were able to destroy many leaders of al-Qaida and the Taliban, and on May 2, 2011, during the operation, the Neptune tridents were able to calculate and eliminate Osama bin landen! And did the Shuravi manage to destroy at least one seven of the Afghan opposition in 9 years and 52 days of uninterrupted war — neither the Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, nor the Rabbani, nor the Ahmad Shah, although the main military operation was carried out against the latter!
    The entire northern Caucasus occupies only a third of the territory of Afghanistan - Doku Umarov Zh & V !!!!!!!!!!!! Terrorist attacks for 22 years in non stop mode!
    By the way, when 20 or 25 people escaped from the state security prison of Tajikistan — no less than a third were natives of a de facto independent northern Caucasus!
  15. beifall
    beifall 7 September 2013 05: 23
    0
    Question: “Will the Taliban rebuild their country“ out of ruin ”?

    Answer: "On a fig ass ass, if the pop is not a bully"?

    This economy has surrendered to the Taliban! She shed her and other people's blood for the triumph of True Islam, and not so that individual world-eaters, like Karzai and Dostum, now live in prosperity and luxury. The Taliban will probably also ban the cultivation of opium poppy, and if they allow it in some places, it is only for the needs of its movement, that is, to sell heroin and buy weapons with this money.

    Now, at the same time, and about the "devastation". These data are quite old, for 2008 (!), But, nevertheless, they are amazing.

    Since 2002, 10.000 doctors have been trained in Afghanistan.

    4000 schools were built, and the number of teachers increased by 7 times.

    In 2001, there were only 50 km in Afghanistan. roads on which it was conditionally possible to drive, by 2008 there were already 4000 km of them.

    A significant part of the population, namely 20 percent, now has access to drinking water, compared to 4% in 1991.

    Etc. And all this information is already five years old!

    So in terms of the level of “devastation”, present-day Afghanistan can also argue with individual republics of Central Asia.
  16. beifall
    beifall 7 September 2013 06: 26
    +2
    In Tajikistan, there is the largest base of Russians — 201 division, if the Taliban go north, as stated in this article, it turns out that 7 armed Russians are not an obstacle or something ??????????????? Well, where are the sofa experts ????????
    1. Jogan-xnumx
      Jogan-xnumx 7 September 2013 09: 54
      0
      And where did you get all this information? Especially about 50 km of roads. Something really smacks of the State Department ... Or something like that ... lol She smiled, how diligently you are tearing the ass for the British flag for mattresses. laughing
    2. dark_65
      dark_65 8 September 2013 09: 44
      0
      do not forget the supply issues .... we have it is very important
    3. dark_65
      dark_65 8 September 2013 09: 44
      0
      an airborne regiment for an hour and a half of a full battle and that's all ...
  17. Siberian
    Siberian 7 September 2013 09: 16
    0
    Quote: seasoned
    Local there with them are selling drugs, the border, like drushlag. What is our GDP afraid of introducing a visa regime? Is it really not clear that Russian soldiers and the border guards there cannot do anything fundamental, the drug traffic there is locked into such "top" and so much is fed from it! It is necessary to strengthen the borders of Russia, and not to play diplomacy with the buys.
    Ours are not numerous there. And how many of their boys of draft age do we have (darkness, darkness, mowers). THIS youngsters should protect their mother's Motherland, and they are Hiding in RUSSIA am And ours are there.
  18. individual
    individual 7 September 2013 09: 40
    +3
    The official version of the Soviet troops entering Afghanistan was to provide overland transit to India and the Hindustan region as a confrontation to China. For better or worse, this task was carried out.
    What did the American NATO warriors do in Afghanistan?
    They protected themselves, making barbaric raids on civilians and creating brigades of avengers armed with heroin against an alien European-Saxon civilization!
    So far the Afghans are kind to Shuravi, but in the Central Asian countries they will recoup in full with the hands of the citizens of these republics themselves.
    Having stirred up the anthill, the United States leaves, and the metastases of their policies will spread throughout unstable Central Asia, where there will be "eternal Afghanistan."
  19. Siberian
    Siberian 7 September 2013 10: 04
    +2
    Quote: individ
    The official version of the Soviet troops entering Afghanistan was to provide overland transit to India and the Hindustan region as a confrontation to China. For better or worse, this task was carried out.
    What did the American NATO warriors do in Afghanistan?
    They protected themselves, making barbaric raids on civilians and creating brigades of avengers armed with heroin against an alien European-Saxon civilization!
    So far the Afghans are kind to Shuravi, but in the Central Asian countries they will recoup in full with the hands of the citizens of these republics themselves.
    Having stirred the anthill, the United States leaves, and the metastases of their policies will spread throughout unstable Central Asia, where there will be "eternal Afghanistan";.
    So it is coined. PS Such a thought is naive. In the States themselves, they would spread the anthill so that they would think about their problems and there would be no desire to climb anywhere. request