March 29th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Taliban militants capture remote Afghan district

Taliban militants captured a remote district in northeastern Afghanistan early Monday, officials said.

The militants took over the Waygal district in Nuristan province after a clash with police, said Mohammad Farooq, the security director of the province.

A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the entire district was under Taliban control.

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  1. LarryKegel(US Army)

    This is indeed good news. The best in months!!!

    April 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. salerno

    Pamiri is a dog washer paid by the americans. He is even ignorant as UK is an US allie, like Pakistan and both are fighting the Taliban.
    Additionally many protests occurred in Kabul against the US killing of Aghan civilians including children.

    March 31, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • pamiri

      as you said UK allies with US in war against terrorist, but one the ground we can see UK is supporting Pakistan in no or the other ways to show the role of Taliban than what they are in real. suppose in 1919 UK was defeat by Afghan, but now UK also supports Pakistan to support Taliban and Karzai indirectly to defeat international forces which is leading by US in Afghanistan and we Afghans and the son of the soil know it better, as much as you are putting your fake and unrealistic ideas here, we know them that from which sources you are feeding,

      From Kabul

      March 31, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        You are confused, UK and Pakistan are fighting against Taliban.

        March 31, 2011 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. pamiri

    The propose and goal of fighting is also different, USA and international forces fight against the terrorist which Taliban Alqeda their supporters , suicide bombers. Taliban and Alqaeda is fighting to kill innocent civilians, humanity and to destruct the infrastructure of our country to achieve the aims of Pakistan ISI, Russia Saudi Arabia and UK, and fortunately majority of people who live in Afghanistan and who love their homeland they know better who is guilty and who is not, they have very clear picture of Taliban and their supporters and never they want Taliban back on power, even Karzai is trying to get it done. We know that God is always with right people now with wrong,

    From Kabul

    March 31, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. rob roy

    10 years later,job well done coalition. when the coalition leaves, those bad boys will come down out of those mountains. look those terrified Afghan civilians in the eyes and announce "WE'RE BACK !!!! " and those poor buggers are going to pay a worse price than before.JOB WELL DONE COALITION,THUMBS UP,GIVE YOURSELF A GOOD PAT ON THE BACK < WE TAX PAYERS WILL LOOK AFTER THE BILL !!!!!!!!!!!.

    March 30, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pamiri

    This is not just Taliban who captured the Yagal district, they are Pakistan militants, ISI, Taliban Alqaeda, but by this we get know that Afghan forces does not have the capacity to take the leading independently, because they are not well equipped and well recruited, in terms of having some partiality for Talibanizing the ANA, not all ANA, but its leaderships which is now coming under the Karzaiā€™s affiliated figures, who have no courage and moral to fight against terrorists and ignorant Taliban, Alqaeda , Pakistan and their slaves in Afghanistan. People of the country do not want Taliban back, except Karzai and his supporters,

    March 30, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ganesha Boulevard

    There are reasonable rebuttals to the utterly foolish beliefs expressed here about the geopolitics of the day but given the intractability and mindlessness of certain posters, why bother. Seen them over and over and over again on the Afghan blog. They are trying to "own" it but they are pretenders.

    CNN why do you allow this?

    They are consistently miserable people with evil agendas who take themselves WAY too seriously and have closed, dark minds and corrupted souls. .

    March 29, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma

      You know know who you are and identified yourself for our readership. Perfect!

      March 30, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. BANGASH

    Few days back USA handed over some districts to Afghan national Army as part of their withdrawal plan from Afghanistan. In media it was projected a greater US success in war on terror. Now this news of Waygal district in Kunar province of Afghanistan and its handover to Taliban either prove their earlier claim of success wrong or this is part of US-Alqaida joint venture in China, Pakistan and central Asian states

    March 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shiva Brahma

      No matter the subject you manage to come up with some kind of ugly ramblings.

      I'd have thought you'd be HAPPY about this little gem.

      March 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BANGASH

    Waygal is a district in Kunar province of Afghanistan bordered with Pakistan,s FATA and diatrict Chitral. Kunar province has important strategic location where uprising against rulers in Kabul has always met with success. USA has a strong military base here near the provincial capital Assadabad and play hide and seek game with the Taliban. In entire Afghanistan here the vallies of Asmar, stretching up to Nooristan and Badakhshan are systematically being turned into a militants base camps for those fighting under the name Alqaida in central Asian states and adjacent Chinese province where Ughar militants are gaining strength day by day. In war on terror this district had special strategic importance therefore its handover to Taliban indicate secret US-Alqaida agreement, giving them an open hand in a vast operational areas, conducive for operations in Pakistan, central Asian states, and China. P

    March 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. andrew lubin

    since there's no ISAF or ANA response denying, this is likely true. Where was US Army? ANA assistance? We hear a lot of PR from ISAF about how well the Army-ANA is doing...so what happened here??

    But if you look at Marine sucesses in Helmand Province as a comparison...

    March 29, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ganesha Boulevard

    Bad news.

    March 29, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |