Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report has discussed the security situation in Afghanistan.
SIGAR referring to findings of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), said that former Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel, including Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) personnel, have “almost certainly” joined the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF) or are hiding from the Taliban regime to escape execution or imprisonment.
Head of foreign relations for NRF, Ali Maisam Nazary, confirming this issue added that former ANDSF are the “backbone” of their forces.
Nazary citing the leader of NRF, Ahmad Massoud, added that the front aims to revive the ANDSF.
According to this report overall security incidents in Afghanistan remain low compared to Ghani’s regime, although ISIS-K has continued mass-casualty attacks against Shia mosques and Taliban fighters in and around major cities, including Kunduz, the capital Kabul, and Kandahar.
SIGAR added that sporadic skirmishes between anti-Taliban National Resistance Fron forces led by Ahmad Massoud and Taliban fighters have taken place in some provinces.
SIGAR in a part of its report points to the formation of NRF and meeting of Taliban’s acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, with leader of the NRF, Ahmad Massoud, and former Jihadi commander, Ismail Khan, in Iran.
SIGAR added that sporadic fighting against the Taliban in five northern provinces as Panjshir, Baghlan, Kapisa, Balkh, and Badakhshan has taken place by NRF forces.
Massoud Andarabi said to SIGAR that a number of former personnel of ministry of interior affairs have joined the NRF and some of them have gone to Iran.
Afghansitan Army collapsed last August as Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Right now, the mejority of former forces are living in a bad economic situation and under threat of Taliban.
The news comes as earlier international organization, in particular Human Rights Watch released documented reports about summary killing, disappearance and execution of former security forces by Taliban, and had urged the Taliban to keep their commitments and general amnesty order by their leadership, an order which has not been implemented according to HRW.
Before that the Associated Press quoting the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, reported that 100 of former government members, and security forces as well as local allies of international troops have lost their lives by Taliban’s extrajudicial and illegal actions.
Guterres added that two third of victims have lost their lives as a result of Taliban’s extrajudicial killings, despite their general amnesty.