A Footnote to the Afghan War of Independence or the Third Anglo-Afghan War

Amanullah Khan

Ali Ahmad Jalali
August 19, 2018

Afghanistan marked the signing of the Rawalpindi Treaty of August 8, 1919 as its official Day of Independence (celebrated in Kabul ten days later). Afghanistan has never been colonized by the British. There was no British presence in the country except during short-lived and failed British military occupations. And yet, the British control on Afghanistan external affairs, imposed following the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), was seen as a matter of national dependence and a cause of fighting for its removal. Click here to read more.

Afghanistan’s National Anthem

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In his own words – quotes from President Ashraf Ghani

Ashraf Ghani

“The war in Afghanistan is not a civil war. It’s a drug war, it’s a terrorist war and it’s also a state to state undeclared war.”

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Who is Nezamuddin Qaisari?

Nezamuddin Qaisari

Nezamuddin Qaisari, an ethnic Uzbek, is the police chief of Qaisar district in Faryab province. Qaisari, who is in his fifties, is also a commander of Khezesh-e Mardomi (Public Uprising), a local group in Faryab fighting the Taliban, and a member of the political party,  Junbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan (National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan), led by Abdul Rashid Dostum. On July 2, 2018, Qaisari was arrested by Afghan Special Forces, after a verbal confrontation turned violent during a security meeting in Faryab’s provincial capital city, Maimana. Click here to read more.