Afghan military prevent clashes among Jamiat and Junbish parties in Faryab

The Afghan Military in the North with the support of the local tribal and political elders intervened to prevent clashes between Jamiat-e-Islami and Junbish Milli parties in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the commander of the Shaheen Corps Gen. Mubin and the local tribal and politcal elder as well as the local Ulemas intervened to prevent clashes between the supporters of the two parties.

According to reports, the supporters of the two parties were preparing for clashes as a member of Junbish Milli Nizamuddin Qaisari wanted to arrest the Jamiat-e-Islami party member Fatiullah Qaisari.

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Old Afghan rivals meet in Turkey for political unity after recent violence

Two key Afghan political figures and old rivals, General Abdul Rashid Dostum and Ata Mohammad Noor, have met in Turkey together with the leader of Harakat-e-Islami Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq as the trio have stepped up efforts for political unit in the aftermath of the recent violence in the country.

An Afghan MP and spokesman of Junbish-e-Millie party Bashir Ahmad Tahyanj said the three leaders have reached to an agreements on several key issues, including the formation of unity among the political figures, movements and parties.

He said the three leaders also agreed that they are not after the collapse of the current government but insisted that the current situation, deadlock, and violence is not acceptable to the Afghan nation and their respective parties.

Tahyanj further added that the three leaders are expecting to organize further meetings and take practical steps in the country in a bid to find a solution for the situation of the country which has drastically deteriorated during the recent days.

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Taliban Exploit Junbesh-Jamiat Political Turmoil

Residents in northern province of Faryab Saturday said that the political tumult between Junbesh and Jamiat parties has forced dozens of families to evacuate the area and the Taliban is instead making a new push to exploit the rivalry and gain a foothold in the strategic region.

Jamiat-e-Islami party which is led by minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani has been in confrontation with Junbesh-e-Milli Islami which is led by President Ashraf Ghani’s first VP General Abdul Rashid Dostum. The two parties are among the influential parties in northern Afghanistan.

In the latest development, loyalists to both parties have once again engaged in confrontation in Faryab that left dozens of loyalists of the two parties dead including three civilians, something which has sparked strong reaction among residents about a possible rise of the Taliban.

“Regardless of their political affiliation, those who commit violence and create problems for the people should be dealt with according to the law,” MoI Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

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