The long-term absenteeism of duty of 209 Shaheen Corps commanding officer
Reporter: Mehrullah Mehrdad
At the same time, with the advancement of peace talks and the second Intra-Afghan meeting between the Taliban and Some Afghan political and influential figures in Doha of Qatar, the heavy fighting between the security forces and the armed opposition are still at a strong peek in the north of the country. But in the most recent case, a security source has told Pasbanan Media Group News Agency, that the security forces in the north of the country are absent from duty at this crucial moment, the commanding officer of the 209 Shaheen Corps has not been present to his office for at least two weeks. “The commander of Shaheen Corps has not come to his office for two weeks,” said the source, who did not want to be named, “as the battle is intensifying, and increasing in daily bases, Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, commander of the Shaheen Corps, has went to Turkey to spent his holidays.”
The source has many sayings and reveals secrets. “At the height of the insecurity in the north, the commander of the 209 Shaheen Army corps has gone for vacation, and now in the provinces of Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Jawzjan, Balkh, there is a rigorous battle between the security forces and the Taliban group,” he adds. “In the absence of this Army General, the security situation deteriorated.” In the absence of this senior military commander in the northern province of Jawzjan, Qoush Tepa district, fell into the hands of the Taliban, as the district collapsed, heavy casualties were reported to security forces in the district. But the commander of Shaheen corps has gone out of Afghanistan to spend his time and the responsibility of the battle has now been handed over to the Deputy of this army corps. ”
Meanwhile, earlier the first vice president warned on the fragile security situation in the north. General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the first vice president said: “as Taliban movements have increased badly in the north But Wali Mohamed Ahmadzai, the commander of Shaheen Corps is unable to manage the situation. Therefore, the security situation is getting worse and worse day after day, I believe that if these insecurities are not restrained, I will be acting myself.” These warnings were given to the commander of the 209 Shaheen army corps, comes in the time that Dostum’s patience was topped off and went back to the front lines of the battle. Mr. Dostum also said that in order to provide security in the north, in particular, Jawzjan he does not need a presidential order.
According to Junbish party newsletter: “General Dostum, despite his worries about the security situation in the north he shared all the related issues with the leadership of the Army and other military institutions in the north, but all of his concerns were ignored, then the first vice president was forced to wear military uniforms and join the battlefields to manage the security situation in parts of Jawzjan province.” However, in Shaheen army corps newsletter, though, nothing has been said about the absence and presence of Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai but in all the military plans, are currently implemented by Adam Khan Mateen, the deputy commander of the Shahin Corps, as acting commander of the institution.
Two days ago, Gen. Scott Miller, commander of NATO and US forces in Afghanistan, Deputy Minister of National Defense ministry Yassin Zia, security deputy head of interior ministry Khushal Sadaat, Mr. Abdul Mateen Baik, head of local organs and NDS headquarters officials, visited Faryab Province and examined the security situation in the province. But no one was present at this meeting from the leadership of Shaheen Corps. There are some other reports that the commander of the Shaheen Corps has been dismissed by the Ministry of Defense and replaced him with another commander, but with all efforts, we were unable to have MOD to express their opinion on this issue.