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Afghan War News > Biographies > General Abdul Raziq

General Abdul Raziq, the police chief of Kandahar province in 2014 and 2015, started out as a young border policeman in southern Kandahar province. He quickly grew a reputation as an ardent anti-Taliban fighter. He also developed a reputation for human rights abuses and drug trafficking. However, he quickly became a favorite of U.S. military officers because of his ability to restore stability to areas of Kandahar.

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February 16, 2018. "Impunity for U.S.-Funded Warlords in Afghanistan", by Katherine Hawkins, Just Security. An investigator with the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) profiles Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq.

July 19, 2017. "Defying Dostum: A new Jombesh and the struggle for leadership over Afghanistan's Uzbeks", Afghanistan Analysts Network. A new political party formed by dissidents of the 'old' Jombesh which is led by Dostum.

May 30, 2015. "Afghan Police Chief, Long a Taliban Target, Faces a New Emotion: Fear". By Mujib Mashal, The New York Times.

November 8, 2014. "Powerful Afghan Police Chief Puts Fear in Taliban and Their Enemies". The New York Times. A revealing news article about General Abdul Raziq, the current police chief of Kandahar province (2014). The city of Kandahar and parts of the province are much more secure under this Provincial Chief of Police (PCOP) however questions abound on his human rights record.

May 28, 2014. "A Warlord, a Drug Smuggler, and a Killer: Meet the Men Poised to Rule Afghanistan". VICE News. Gary Owen comments on the close association of a warlord with U.S. military leaders.

November 2011. "Our Man in Kandahar". The Atlantic. "Abdul Raziq and his men have received millions of dollars' worth of U.S. training and equipment to help in the fight against the Taliban. But is our ally - long alleged to be involved in corruption and drug smuggling - also guilty of mass murder?"

December 27, 2010. "NATO bullish, Canadians wary about brutal effectiveness of Afghan warlord Razik". Web Citation - AP.

December 2009. "The Master of Spin Boldak: Undercover with Afghanistan's drug-trafficking border police", Harper's Magazine.






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