ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan


  • Province: Nimroz

    3 July 2020

    Location: Southwest

    Nimroz is a large bordered province in the southwest of Afghanistan. It shares a long border with Iran to the west and Pakistan to the south, Helmand to the east and Farah to the north.

    Population: 149,000

    Area: 41,005 kilometer-squares

    Ethnicity: Balochs, Pashtuns, Tajiks, Uzbeks, the nomad population

    Languages: Pashto and Dari

    Armed Opposition Group(s): The Taliban, to some extent ISIS

    Districts Under Control of the Government: Zaranj city and district centers

    Districts Under Control of the Taliban: Majority of territory, villiages of Delaram, Gong, Charborjak, Chakhansoor, Khashsrod

    Contested Districts:

    Government’s Appointed Governor for the Province:

    Taliban’s Distinct Governor for the Province:

    Major Security Incident(s):

    Bomb blast in Zaranj city and the collapse of a few district centers

    Documented Incidents Since RiV:

    - No major changes

    Causes of the War:

    - Drugs and humans trafficking
    - Conflicts between the Taliban and the government