2017-12-03

Afghanistan: Taliban Controls 20 pct of Herat Schools

Long War Journal:
Ahmad Razaq Ahmadi, the chairman of Herat’s department of education, disclosed that the Taliban controls 219 of the province’s 969 schools, or nearly 23 percent, according to TOLONews. Ahmadi said his department is unable to administer schools in the districts of Adraskan, Ghoryan, Koshki Kohna, Obe, and Shindand “due to the high level of security threats.”

“In areas where there are security threats, the Taliban undertakes the monitoring, our employees can not undertake monitoring of these schools, therefore the Taliban are monitoring the schools in areas under their control,” Ahmadi said. He then praised the Taliban for administering the schools. ...
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