ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Province: Ghor

Location: Western


Ghor is one of the central provinces of the country, located 5 kilometers away from Kabul and neighboring Herat, Badghis, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Uruzgan, Helmand, Farah and Bamyan provinces.Ghor is a mountainous province geographically located at 31 degrees and 34 minutes north latitude and 25 degrees and 65 minutes east longitude and is 2,250 meters above sea level.  Ghor province has nine administrative units including the capital which is Chaghcharan city and its districts are Tewara, Tolak, Saaghar, Pasaband, Dolina, Shahrak, Dawlatyar, Charsadda and Lalo Sar Jungle.


Area: 38,600-kilometer squares.


Ethnicity: Tajiks, Pashtuns, Hazara and Ghorians.


 Languages: Pashto and Dari.


Armed Opposition Group(s): The Taliban Hibatullah and Mularasul Groups, ISIS.


Districts Under Control of the Taliban: ???


Contested Districts: ???


Government’s Appointed Governor for the Province: Ghulam Naser Khaze


Taliban’s Distinct Governor for the Province: Mawlawi Abdul Qayum Rohani Noorzai


Major Security Incident(s): After the agreement, the war in Ghor has subsided and people are hoping for peace, however, there are still disputes in the districts.


Causes of the War:



  • warlordism besides the Taliban, the disputes between Jamiat and Hizb-e-Islami, commanders, and tribal structures are such that the tribes still have power and are fighting with each other)