Saturday, February 27, 2010

Maps of Insurgent Activity in Afghanistan

Frontline has a map of insurgent activity in Afghanistan by group. The groups shown are the Taliban, the Haqqani Network (Wahabbi Afghans who fought against the Soviets and later along side the Taliban), Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (the semi-independent Pakistan branch of the Taliban), and and forces loyal to Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (fought against the Soviets, the other Mujaheddin leaders, against the Taliban, and later fought for the Taliban).

Below is a mashup map showing the location of Taliban controlled areas of Afghanistan overlaid deployments of NATO and other ISAF forces.

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Anonymous said...

I can understand low risk"-- that's the area the Government controls -- and I can understand high risk. But I wonder what constitutes "medium" risk?

Catholicgauze said...

I *believe* medium risk would be something like the government has only nominal control while the real control is held by the local government/tribe which may or may not have the ability to keep Taliban, et al out.