Saturday, April 10, 2004

CHALLENGING KARZAI--THE NEW SPRING OFFENSIVE: Three days ago, forces loyal of the Uzbeki warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum took over the city of Maymaneh, the capital of the province Faryab, in addition to several surrounding districts. A batallion of the small and overstretched Afghan National Army was flown in and Dostum's forces have withdrawn from the city leaving it in the hands of the ANA-soldiers.

You can read a backgrounder, written by me, on Dostum here. I also recommend this Washington Post article on alleged Iranian support of Dostum from a while back.

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