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A soldier from the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghor during a joint mission with Afghan officials to look at security in the remote Pasaband district in early February 2011. (Photo: Isafmedia)
Zia Ahmadi
17 Mar 11
Residents of western province say armed strongmen abduct and assault women without fear of government retribution.
Zia Ahmadi
7 Jan 11
Police and addicts report deportations of Iranian nationals, who are then prevented from returning.
Villagers in western Afghanistan say new local defence forces create threats, not security. (Photo: ISAF/Laura K. Smith)
Zia Ahmadi
3 Dec 10
Local defence units said to be turning on villagers rather than providing security.
Taleban in Herat: many of those who've laid down their weapons are now back in insurgent ranks because they say the government has renaged on aid pledges.
Zia Ahmadi
8 Aug 10
Fighters in Herat defect after government fails to fulfill promises of work and development.