General Dostum: The 209 Shaheen Corps does not have the ability to secure Jawzjan
Reporter: Mehrullah Mehrdad
At the same time as Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive head, arrived at Jawzjan, and the fall of Qoush Taipa district in the Taliban hands, now General Dostum, the country’s first deputy vice president, has accused the authorities of the 209th Shaheen Corps of negligence in providing security to the province. Mr. Dostum, who hosted Abdullah Abdullah a day ago and went to the airport of Jawzjan to welcome the country’s chief executive, has raised this issue during a meeting with Abdullah at Jawzjan airport. Dostum has claimed that the negligence and weakness in management and leadership level of this corps have led to a deteriorating security situation in Jawzjan.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive head has said that soon the Shaheen army will take new measures to change the security situation in Jawzjan. The criticism comes at a time when the Qoush Taipa district collapsed yesterday after a few days of fighting to the Taliban hand. In the most recent case, the 209- Shaheen Corps did not say anything about the casualties of the security forces, but the spokesman of the 209 corps had emphasized that new additional troops have been sent to the district to launch the recapturing operation of this district from Taliban hand.
Earlier, General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the vice president criticized Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, commander of the 209th Shaheen Corps, and saying that he was unable to manage and take the commanding charge of the war in Jawzjan province, and that another person should be introduced to his place who would be eligible to secure the province.