ACLED-APW Report Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan

Uruzgan

  • Province: Uruzgan

    3 July 2020

    Location: Central

    Uruzgan is located between Kandahar, Ghazni, Daikundi, Zabul and Helmand provinces, which is considered as a central province of Afghanistan, however, some people consider it in the south. It is bordered by Zabul and Kandahar in the south, Helmand in the southwest, Daikundi in the north and Ghazni in the east.

    Population: 328,000

    Area: 12,500-kilometer squares

    Ethnicity: Pashtuns, Hazaras, a number of nomad population

    Languages: Pashto and Dari

    Armed Opposition Group(s): The Taliban, sometimes ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

    Districts Under Control of the Government: Terenkot city and center of Khast Ruzgan district

    Districts Under Control of the Taliban: Dehrawo, Chora, Gezab, Charchino, etc.

    Contested Districts:

    Government’s Appointed Governor for the Province:

    Taliban’s Distinct Governor for the Province: Mullah Brother Akhond

    Major Security Incident(s):

    Documented Incidents Since RiV: ???

    Causes of the War:

    - Clashes between armed Taliban and the Afghan. Sometimes ethnic conflicts and clashes between former warlords