Mision FAS: Afganistán

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Mensaje por kilo009 » 17 May 2009 23:18

Artículo de El Mundo sobre los interrogatorios a lugareños y apreciaciones sobre el mulá Dadullah del Jefe del Equipo Nacional de Contrainteligencia en Afganistán (comandante del CNI) cuando la caída de los Cougar y el trágico fallecimiento de militares españoles:

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Mensaje por ZULU » 20 May 2009 18:14

La nueva base de España en Afganistán no estará lista hasta octubre

La ministra de Defensa, Carme Chacón, ha anunciado que la nueva base que las Fuerzas Armadas están construyendo en Afganistán "estará operativa a partir de octubre", confirmando así que el deseo del Ministerio de que estuviera disponible para este verano no se podrá cumplir.
El nuevo acuartelamiento, que supone un coste de 44 millones de euros, está siendo construido a las afueras de Qala-e-Now, en la provincia de Badghis. De mayor tamaño que la actual base utilizada por las tropas españolas, supondrá además una sustancial mejora de la seguridad de los soldados, ya que la actual está situada en pleno centro de la localidad.
Las instalaciones acogerán al Equipo de Reconstrucción Provincial español, un contingente de 220 militares que realiza labores de desarrollo en la provincia de Badghis, y, según ha confirmado Chacón, también estará disponible para varias unidades del Ejército y la policía afganas.
El Ministerio de Defensa pretendía que la base estuviera operativa antes de este verano, cuando la actividad talibán se incrementa notablemente y cuando llegarán a Afganistán los refuerzos comprometidos por Zapatero para las elecciones del próximo 20 de agosto. Sin embargo, problemas en la adquisición de los terrenos y en la financiación han hecho imposible que se cumplan los plazos previstos.
La ministra ha hecho el anuncio durante el discurso que ha pronunciado con motivo de la inauguración de un curso para oficiales afganos en el Ceseden, con el que el Ministerio va a formar a 25 altos mandos de las Fuerzas Armadas del país asiático. En su intervención, Chacón ha insistido en la estrategia que España ha adoptado dentro de la misión de la OTAN en Afganistán, la Fuerza Internacional de Asistencia para la Seguridad (Isaf).
Según ha explicado, las Fuerzas Armadas españolas actúan siguiendo "tres pilares": la "afganización" (formar al Ejército y la Policía afganas para que puedan hacerse cargo de forma gradual de la seguridad en el país), el "uso medido de la fuerza" (minimizar las bajas, especialmente las civiles) y "el enfoque regional" (buscar la implicación de los países de la región, fundamentalmente de Pakistán, refugio de los talibán).
Especial hincapié ha vuelto a hacer la ministra en la necesidad de "planear las operaciones para que haya el mínimo número de bajas". Aunque en ocasiones esta premisa ha podido restar eficacia a la acción de las tropas españolas, el Ministerio no está dispuesto a afrontar acciones de mayor riesgo, porque "la muerte de un civil inocente es inmoral y alimenta a la insurgencia".
Igualmente, Chacón ha repetido la necesidad de "mejorar la coordinación" entre las tropas de diferentes países. Una crítica a las acciones de los EEUU, que varias veces han provocado muchas bajas entre la población afgana, que la ministra ha realizado en varias ocasiones, aunque desde la llegada de Obama a la Casa Blanca ha dejado de insistir excesivamente en ella.
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Según prensa internacional... la nacional parece que no se entera de estas cosas, y el MinisDef contento..., estamos repartiendo a diestro y siniestro en Bala Murghab, y los combates no parecen ser tontería, hay desplazados hacia Q-i-N.

At least 28 Taliban militants have been killed in a joint NATO and Afghan army operation in the northwestern Badghis province, officials said

http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=48

An Afghan army soldier was also killed and other five including a military serviceman were wounded in the gun battle in Bala Murghab district of the remote Afghan province.

Operation Tofan (Storm) was launched five days ago in the district where militants were present at large groups,” said Major Abdul Basir Ghori, spokesman for Zafar 207 Military Corp, stationed in the western Afghanistan.

We arrested two Taliban militants in the operation and destoryed several of their vehicles in the fighting, Major Ghori added.

The Afghan and ISAF forces channeled their raids from two directions on the safe havens of the Taliban in the voilitle district, north of Badghis.

A top Afghan Army official, Gen Jaladar Shah Behnam, commander of 207 Militry Corp said, the Afghan army have established checkpoints in the district to safeguard a massive ongoing road project there.

The ferice fighting in Bala Murghab has displaced hunderds of locals as many villagers have fled the violence and moved to the provincial capital, Qala-e Now.

A Taliban spokesman said to have killed many of the Afghan and international troops in the battle but the provincial security officials dismissed the claims.

Operation Tofan will continue to setback the militants from the distrcit to prevent any distrubance to the road project, connecting Badghis to its eastern neigbbour, Faryab province.

A month ago, Taliban militants kidnapped six labourers of the road project and the ordinary workers are still in their captivity, Quqnoos correspondent in the Afghan west said.
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Mensaje por kilo009 » 31 May 2009 23:29

Siguen las cosas feas en Bala Murghab, también en Badghis. Parece que los altos pensadores están por la labor de "reconquistar" la ciudad, así que mientras aquí se celebra el Día de las Fuerzas Armadas, allí los nuestros mantienen a ralla a los "barbudos":

Dozens of Tailban, Afghan Soldiers Killed

Written by Reza Shir Mohammadi
Saturday, 30 May 2009 11:36

At least 18 Taliban militants and six Afghan soldiers were killed Friday in the Afghan north-western Badghis province, governor said

Additional 18 Taliban militants and five Afghan soldiers are wounded in the fierce gun-battle in restive Bala Murghab district of Badghis province, provincial governor, Dilbar Jan Arman told Quqnoos.

“Despite the Taliban are using the civilians as human shields, but no non-combatants is harmed in the Friday clash,” governor Arman of Badghis said.

A week earlier, the Afghan army launched an operation in the district where according to the military officials, militants were present at large groups.

The Afghan and ISAF forces channeled their raids from two directions on the safe havens of the Taliban in the volatile district, north of Badghis.

A top Afghan Army official, Gen Jaladar Shah Behnam, commander of 207 Military Corp said, the Afghan army have established checkpoints in the district to safeguard a massive ongoing road project there.

Gen Behnam said the offensive could re-open the way to some of the districts what were blocked by the militants in the province.

The fighting in Bala Murghab has displaced hundreds of locals as many villagers have fled the violence and moved to the provincial capital, Qala-e Now.
http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=48


Parece que ahora la única zona segura es Herat, porque tanto en Farah como en Badghis el tema está que arde, nuestra QRF no tiene que dar abasto http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=48

Este es el análisis que hace The Long War Journal sobre la situación, habla de bastantes talibanes muertos, en menor medida miembros del ANA y hasta daños helicópteros italianos.

Afghan Army and Taliban battle in Badghis

By Bill Roggio

May 30, 2009 2:57 PM

Afghan soldiers, backed by Coalition forces, are battling the Taliban for the second day straight in a district that serves as a Taliban stronghold in the northwestern province of Badghis.

Afghan and Coalition forces launched a two-pronged operation in Badghis about 10 days ago that targeted the Taliban-controlled district of Balamurghab. Troops established checkpoints in the district in an attempt to provide security for a road project, a senior Afghan general told Quqnoos.

Heavy fighting broke out yesterday. Eighteen Taliban fighters and six Afghan soldiers were killed during the first day. Twelve more Taliban fighters and three Afghan troops were killed during fighting today. Four Afghan soldiers have been reported missing.

Earlier last week, three Afghan soldiers were killed and Italian paratroopers and three Afghan soldiers wounded during a clash. Two Italian helicopters were also damaged from enemy ground fire.

Badghis is critical to the Taliban's northern front. The Taliban are attempting to isolate the province by keeping the instability high so the paved section of the northern ring road cannot be completed. The Taliban want to use their safe havens in Badghis to launch attacks against neighboring Faryab province and eventually Mazar-i-Sharif.

The Balamurghab district serves as the Taliban's main operations hub for northwestern Afghanistan. Taliban commanders in Badghis claimed to have 74 bases scattered throughout the Balamurghab district alone. Both Balamurghab and the neighboring district of Ghormach are under Taliban control. US, Spanish, and Afghan forces now maintain a presence in the Balamurghab district at the newly-built Forward Operating Base Columbus.

Fighting has escalated in Badghis since last year. In August 2008, Afghan soldiers killed 25 Taliban fighters during a 10-hour battle after being ambushed in the district of Muqur, which borders Iran. In September 2008, a Taliban spokesman and Afghan officials said that 50 Afghan soldiers had defected to the Taliban, taking their weapons with them. In October, two Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike after they attacked a World Food Programme convoy in the Jawand district. In November, a US airstrike killed 15 Taliban fighters and seven civilians after the Taliban conducted an attack in the Ghormach district.

The clashes carried over into this year. In January 2009, 13 Taliban fighters and five civilians were killed after the Taliban attacked a tribal leader's home in the Muqur district. In February, US forces killed Mullah Dastagir, the shadow governor of Badghis, along with two other Taliban leaders during an airstrike in the Balamurghab district.

The new Taliban leader for Badghis reportedly is Mohammad Iimael Barakzai, who currently holds little sway over the 85 different militia groups operating in the province. Old guard Taliban commander Abdul Rahman Haqqani is said to be attempting to return from Pakistan to take control of the province.

Factional and ethnic fighting has left a trail of destruction and bodies across Badghis since early January of this year when Taliban fighters attacked and killed some influential Tajik commanders formerly associated with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's Hezb-i-Islami. Tajik residents fought back on several occasions, and even killed Taliban commander Mullah Abdullah, a well- known leader in the district of Muqur. During January, Taliban fighters, then led by Dastagir, stormed the remote district of Jawand and continued to occupy several villages on the outskirts of the district headquarters.


For more information on Badghis province, see Northwestern Afghanistan: Badghis province seeks security, revitalization and Matt Dupee's report at the Naval Postgraduate School, Badghis Province: Examining the Taliban’s Northwestern Campaign.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/ ... H7b8ta7u&B


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Mensaje por kilo009 » 02 Jun 2009 19:18

Según prensa extranjera, el domingo, en lo que llaman segunda fase de la Operación Tormenta, las fuerzas ISAF junto al ANA eliminaron a 5 talibanes e hirieron a 8 más.

http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=48

Y en Farah, otra de las provincias del RC-W las cosas no están más tranquilas (Reuters):

FARAH - Taliban insurgents killed at least 10 Afghan guards working for a U.S. security firm in an ambush in western Farah province on Monday, a police spokesman for the region said.

FARAH - An unidentified gunman killed a local police chief in a separate area of Farah on Monday, a police spokesman said.

Y por último el tema de la producción y erradicación de drogas en Herat:

UN wants 'flood of drugs' in
Afghanistan to devalue opium

Officials believe that in stopping smuggling across borders, the price will fall as the market is saturated internally

Jon Boone in Herat

The Guardian (UK)
May 25, 2009

United Nations officials in Afghanistan are attempting to create a "flood of drugs" in the country intended to destroy the value of opium and force poppy farmers to switch to legal crops such as wheat.

After the failure to destroy fields of the scarlet flowers in Afghanistan's volatile south, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the answer is to stop the drugs from leaving the country in the first place.

"Manual eradication is incompetent and inefficient," UNODC chief Antonio Maria Costa said during a visit to the western Afghan province of Herat. "So we want to see more efforts to stop the flow of drugs across Afghanistan's borders and the hitting of high-value targets to create a market disruption.

"We want to create a flood of drugs within Afghanistan. There will be so much opium inside Afghanistan unable to go out that the price will go down."

Officials admit that the plan is a second-best solution to intensive eradication campaigns. Last year the Afghan government succeeded in destroying only 3.5% of Afghanistan's 157,000 hectares of poppy because eradication teams were either attacked or bought off by local drug lords. But the attempt to use brute economics to tackle the country's $4bn (£2.5bn) narcotics industry instead is fraught with problems – not least Afghanistan's thousands of miles of porous borders.

Costa got a first-hand view of that issue this month from the porthole of a UN helicopter chartered to fly along a portion of the 580-mile border that separates Afghanistan from Iran.

The vast swaths of desert are thinly populated with a scattering of mud brick villages, and there is little to stop smugglers crossing the border.

While the Iranians, fed up with the problems created by the country's 1 million heroin addicts, have taken steps to build ditches and walls along the frontier, the Afghans lack even a fraction of those resources.

On the Afghan side of the border, Costa visited one of 24 squalid border checkpoints supported by a sprinkling of EU money, where the commanding officer told the UNODC chief that his men needed heavy weapons to defend themselves against the much better armed smugglers who race through the huge gaps in the border.

The task of beefing up Afghanistan's defences on this vast stretch of border is supported by just two UNODC officials, and they say that while their Afghan colleagues have been ready for months to start joint border patrols with their Iranian counterparts, progress has stalled because of bureaucratic infighting between ministries in Kabul.

Their efforts have been further undermined by a recent decree by President Hamid Karzai to close down small cross-border markets which had been a source of economic activity in an otherwise barren wilderness.

The local UNODC officials say the decision by Karzai, apparently taken to protect customs revenues, is "killing the villages".

The governor of Herat province, Ahmad Yusef Nuristani, said young people in the border areas had no choice but to join the drug smugglers to survive. "They were trading areas that kept people busy with legitimate businesses so they would not be tempted into employment by the drug traffickers," Nuristani said.

Even without attempts to disrupt the flow of drugs out of the country, Afghanistan is doing a good job of destroying the value of its main export. Huge overproduction, which by some estimates twice outstrips world demand, has led to a steady fall in the value of opium. A kilogram is now worth less than one fifth of what it was in 2001. The slump in opium values, combined with last year's soaring worldwide price of wheat, fuelled hopes that farmers would switch crops. However, wheat has fallen by 30% since October and humanitarian handouts of imported wheat last winter also helped to keep prices in Afghanistan low.

Costa said his request that the World Food Programme buy only Afghan wheat had been rejected by "free market ayatollahs who think political stability is less important than free market principles".

The UNODC country chief, Jean-Luc Lemahieu, also warned that the strategy of capitalising on falling opium prices could be torpedoed by Chinese drug dealers looking to Afghanistan to supply China's growing army of heroin addicts. "I think we have a two-year window before the Chinese pick up on the Afghan market. Currently the Chinese dealers source their heroin from the Golden Triangle. The networks have not yet been established."
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Mensaje por gato » 03 Jun 2009 21:23

Seguimos a tortas en Badghis. Esto es del diario de operaciones de los insurgentes

1 vehicle of puppet army destroyed, 4 soldiers killed in Badghis Wednesday morning 27-05-2009 at approximately 10:35 am local time, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a patrol of puppet army in Gharzi area in Qads district of Badghis province, in the ambush Mujahideen destroyed one military vehicle and four puppets terrorists in it were killed. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf
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Mensaje por gato » 04 Jun 2009 19:50

Curioso estdillo insurgente sobre sus operaciones en mayo

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Mensaje por kilo009 » 04 Jun 2009 23:02

Un saludo Gato, curioso el apartado dedicado a Badghis, especialmente el de vehículos destruídos y enemigos muertos, cifras altísimas comparadas con otras localidades.

Mónica Bernabé, una periodista de El Mundo, está ahora empotrada con tropas estadounidenses en Bala Murgab (que lástima que el MinisDef no deje a periodistas españoles conocer el día a día de nuestras tropas). Lo curioso del asunto es que comenta que ahora mismo no hay españoles en Bala Murghab y yo me pregunto si es relevo natural con los italianos (como se venía haciendo) o es que está totalmente prohibido informar sobre ellos (posible cláusula puesta por los americanos a la periodista).

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Mensaje por Tor » 05 Jun 2009 00:37

Un articulo del periodico el mundo

Cómo las gastan los talibán

Bala Murghab (Afganistán) | 4 de junio de 2009.- Oyendo hablar a los soldados afganos, te haces una idea de cómo las gastan los talibán en esta zona por donde se mueven las tropas españolas. "Mataron a diez de nuestros hombres, hirieron a cuatro más y capturaron a otros cuatro", enumera el coronel afgano Mohammad Rahim, haciendo balance de la operación militar que llevaron a cabo la semana pasada y en la que el ejército afgano, según asegura, mató a medio centenar de talibán, además de arrestar a los tres presuntos insurgentes de la fotografía.


Los tres presuntos talibán detenidos. (Foto: M. B.)AQUI VA UNA FOTO DE 3 TALIBANES PERO DEPSUES DE TANTO TIEMPO EN LA PAGINA NO SE PONER FOTOS TODAVIA,ESPERO PONERME UNA TARDE PA APRENDER, LO SIENTO COMPAÑEROS.

Estos hombres que ven en la imagen son tres presuntos talibán. Al menos así lo asegura el ejército afgano, que los mantiene detenidos en el campamento militar que comparte con tropas estadounidenses e italianas en el distrito de Bala Murghab, en el norte de la provincia afgana de Badghis, cuya seguridad y reconstrucción es teóricamente responsabilidad española. En esa provincia España tiene desplegados unos 250 efectivos, aunque en la base de Bala Murghab no hay ninguno.

Más allá de las bajas, sin embargo, lo que pone los pelos de punta es la manera como los talibán se deshacen de los soldados afganos. "Cuando los capturan, lo primero que hacen es sacarles los ojos y después decapitarlos", describe gráficamente con gestos el capitán Abbassi Ghazanfar, del servicio de inteligencia del ejército afgano, que añade que lo único que puede salvar la vida a un soldado que cae en manos de los talibán es que sea de su misma etnia, la pashtun. De lo contrario es hombre muerto, sin ninguna duda.

El coronel Rahim no sabe especificar cómo los talibán mataron a los diez soldados afganos la semana pasada, pero sí conoce qué hicieron después con sus cuerpos sin vida. "Los ataron al parachoque de un vehículo y los arrastraron por la carretera", explica. Según el responsable afgano del servicio de inteligencia, lo que se cuece en Badghis y, en concreto, en el distrito de Bala Murghab, no es poca cosa. No sabe contabilizar cuántos grupos de talibán existen en la provincia, pero asegura que "muchos".

Hasta hace poco más de dos semanas, la carretera que une Bala Murghab con la capital provincial, Qala-e-Now -donde se encuentran las tropas españolas-, estaba totalmente cerrada. "Resultaba intransitable por el gran número de artefactos explosivos que había", declara el capitán Ghazanfar. El ejército afgano llevó a cabo una operación para limpiarla, junto con tropas de la Fuerza Internacional de Asistencia para la Seguridad (ISAF): estadounidenses e italianas. Las españolas no participaron, a pesar de ser el país con mayor número de efectivos en la provincia.

La operación duró cinco días, el ejército afgano registró una baja, las tropas italianas, un herido, pero se consiguieron localizar 23 minas con control remoto plantadas en la carretera, según el capitán Ghazanfar. Además, el ejército afgano estableció ocho puntos de vigilancia en el camino, que se suman a los siete de la policía que ya existían. "Ahora la carretera es segura", afirma el coronel Rahim.

En Bala Murghab, sin embargo, la situación no parece que esté bajo control, a pesar de la operación militar de la semana pasada, de los talibán abatidos y los detenidos. Hoy, durante buena parte de la mañana, dos helicópteros italianos Mangusta han estado sobrevolando el campamento militar donde se concentran las tropas estadounidenses, italianas y afganas. A veces a bajísima altura, haciendo temblar las precarias instalaciones de la base. "Lo hacen para disuadir a los talibán para que no nos ataquen", me explica un soldado norteamericano. "Es así casi cada día".

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Mensaje por kilo009 » 12 Jun 2009 11:46

El miércoles hubieron más muertos en Bala Murghab:

According to a spokesman for the Afghan Army, Capt. Abdul Basir Ghori, 25 armed Taliban insurgents were gunned down and 10 other militants were injured in Bala Murghab district of the north-western Badghis province.


En Farah hubieron otros tantos (hay que recordar que Farah está en el área de responsabilidad del RC-W y que por lo tanto ahí también pueden actuar españoles si son requeridos). http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com ... &Itemid=48

Dejo dos análisis interesantes:

Qods Force has secretly support Taliban elements and is a known backer of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin faction and an ally of al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Hekmatyar is known to have sheltered in Iran and receives financial and military aid from the Qods Force. According to a Spanish military intelligence report from 2005, Hekmatyar had "total freedom" while openly living at a hotel in the Iranian capital of Tehran. Qods force provided for Hekmatyar's security while he "met daily with many unidentified individuals."

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/ ... s_iran.php


Major fighting in Badghis and Farah province

The airstrike in Ghor, a province largely free of Taliban influence, highlights the spread of the fighting into regions previously thought to be safe. Over the past few days, Coalition and Afghan forces have fought major battles in Badghis and Farah provinces, two areas that had been considered relatively safe but have seen an uptick in violence over the past year. Just today, 41 Taliban fighters were killed during fighting in both provinces.

In the Balamurghab district in Badghis province, the Afghan Army said 25 Taliban fighters and an Uzbek were killed and 10 more were wounded during the latest round of fighting. The Afghan Army and Coalition forces launched an operation there more than three weeks ago to secure a road construction project. So far, more than 60 Taliban fighters have been killed in the operation.

The Balamurghab district serves as the Taliban's main operations hub for northwestern Afghanistan. Taliban commanders in Badghis claimed to have 74 bases scattered throughout the Balamurghab district alone. Both Balamurghab and the neighboring district of Ghormach are under Taliban control. US, Spanish, and Afghan forces now maintain a presence in the Balamurghab district at the newly-built Forward Operating Base Columbus.

Badghis is critical to the Taliban's northern front. The Taliban are attempting to isolate the province by keeping the instability high so the paved section of the northern ring road cannot be completed. The Taliban want to use their safe havens in Badghis to launch attacks against neighboring Faryab province and eventually Mazar-i-Sharif.

In Farah province, Afghan soldiers killed 16 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters during an operation in the village of Taqsirak in the Bala Buluk district. A Taliban commander named Mullah Nik and an Arab trainer were killed during the fighting. Nik was described as "a Taliban proxy deputy governor for Farah province." The Arab fighter was described as a suicide attack mastermind and an expert on building improvised explosive devices.

Al Qaeda's paramilitary Shadow Army is known to dispatch its cadre in one- and two-man teams to Taliban groups with more than 100 fighters. These al Qaeda fighters serve as embedded trainers to the Taliban, and provide instruction on conducting infantry, suicide, and roadside bombing attacks.

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/ ... afghan.php
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