ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Farah

  • Province: Farah

    1 July 2020

    Location: Western
    The province shares borders with Herat, Nimroz, Helmand, and Ghor provinces. The city is located 290 km away from Iran. Its Capital is Farah City which is 840 km away from the capital Kabul.The Capital is called Farah city and its districts are Pusht Rod, Khaksafid, Bala Block, Parchaman, Gulistan, Bakwa, Lash Jowin, Sheb Koh, Pusht Koh and Anardara.
    Area: 49,000-kilometer Squares

    Ethnicity: Tajiks, Pashtuns, and Sadat,

    Languages: Pashto and Dari

    Armed Opposition Group(s): The Taliban
    Districts Under Control of the Government: Most of the districts there are completely under the control of the Taliban, only district centers are apparently under control of the government.

    Districts Under Control of the Taliban: Gero, Waghez, Andar, Ajristan, Khogyani, Zankhan, and Nawa
    Contested Districts:
    Government’s Appointed Governor for the Province: Abdul Basir Salangi
    Taliban’s Distinct Governor for the Province: Mullah Mashar
    Major Security Incident(s):
    Bakwa, Gulistan, and Bala Block districts of the province are most insecure, Khaksafid, Pusht Rod and Anardara are less insecure and Sheb Koh, Qala Kah, Parchaman and Jowin are relatively secure districts.
    Armed insurgents have repeatedly attacked the provincial Capital of Farah (The Governor’s Office), and some other areas. Farah is an insecure province with attacks in the Capital as well.
    Most of the districts there are completely under the control of the Taliban, only district centers are apparently under control of the government.
    Most of the Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) in the province belong to the Taliban, however, there are also Hezb-e-Islami members led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Qala-e-Kah district who are not significantly active.

    Causes of the War:
    - Existence of a large port called Abu Nasr Farahi