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There are two fractions in the district Organization(s) Involved: ILLEGALLY ARMED GROUPS There are two fractions in the district; Governor NABI and commander RASOOL. PRT FEYZABAD MOT REPORT, 29 Jun 05 Rasool sources, tells that every NABI commander has his own private army. These often number 25 - 50 loyals depending on the importance of the commander. The loyals will arm themselves and follow their commander is called upon. RASOOL is said to have around 70 soldiers under his command. He claims the men of ABGANDA are simple shopkeepers who will support him in the defence of ABGANDA, but will not follow him in offensive operations. It is the assessment that, RASOOL can muster well over 100 men. No weapons were visible, however RASOOL himself admits every man in the village has his own weapons (mainly AK-47). The frontline are located between SAH DAST (no regular soldiers) - DEH TUT (45 police soldiers) controlled by NABI and CEHILGAN SAHR (no regular soldiers) - ABGANDA (approx. 100 irregular soldiers) controlled by RASOOL. Also the village SAFED DARAN north of ABGANDA is a safe haven for Rasool. There are no visible combat positions or other prepared positions on the front lines. NABI's forward HQ is located just west of DEH TUT and is run by a commander by the name of NAJIB. A white tent on a hilltop marks the position of the HQ. NABI's chief of intelligence Mr. HAJI ABDUL HALIM, was interviewed in WANDIAN. WANDIAN is divided into two areas. Eastern side of canyon is the old part holding 800-1000 houses. Western side of canyon is the bazaar part holding no residents, but approx. 20 shops. Fuel can be bought here. Location of guesthouse is in west WANDIAN (42S XG 0789 4371). LZ in connection to this is marked on the OPS map. The general situation in the area is calm, although especially RASOOL's side seems very nervous. Both sides are awaiting the decision of the new governor of Bakakhshan and neither side will commence offensive operations before the discion has been made. Both NABI and RASOOL claims there has been no fire fights in the area, but only warning shots has been fired. No visible signs of combat were identified in the area. NABI units in DEH TUT and the locals of ABGANDA are holding a low combat readiness. In ABGANDA only few weapons were visible in the streetpicture. RASOOL self claims, that he can be combatready in only minuts. Persons interviewed on both sides, says they would like the conflict to end. All claims that this is a conflict only between NABI and RASOOL and the local people has nothing to do with the dispute. NABI is known as a very hard commander who has very thight connections to Feyzabad. According to RASOOL, esecially NAZIRI (chief crime police/BADAKHSHAN) and RAHMAN (DGOV/FEYZABAD) are close allied of NABI. People in the village of SHARI BUZURG says they like NABI very much and that he does many good things for the district. NGO named OXFAM has competed many projects (roads, schools, mosque's etc.) in the area. It is assessed that people speek more out of fear than loyality for NABI. RASOOLS people speeks of constant violations of basic human rights, kidnaping, exstorsion, murder, suppression etc. RASOOL is known as a key smugler in NABI controlled areas. According to NABI loyals, RASOOL is running all drug distribution and i responible for all crime in the northern part of the district. He is allegedly workkng together with the governor and CoP of RAGH (YAWAN) holding the ofher of the two bigger smuglerroutes in BADAKHSHAN. At the mansion of NABI in SHARI BUZURG had a single barrel 14,5mm gun similar to ZPU-1 AA gun. RASOOL claims that NABI is using AK-47, RPG-7's and different heavy weapons, mostly AA guns. NABI loyals claims that RASOOL is using exactly the same types of weapons. No heavy weapons were sighted in RASOOL area. RASOOL loyals claims that NABI has a weapons cache in the village of RAZAK (XG035 355) containing up to 12000 small arms and unknown number of heavy weapons. Sources are able to identify where in the mountains surrounding RAZAK the cache's are located. NABI loyals did not tell about human rights violations by RASOOL For RASOOL loyals, the methods of NABI and his companions are the key problems as they see it. Mr. MESHTABA (RASOOL loyal) bought a horse from NABI and paid by selling some of his land to NABI. Some time after the deal NABI visited Mr. MESHTABA and impounded 160.000 AFG and the horse. No explanation was given by NABI. Frequently NABI loyals pay the villages in the district a visit. Usually they want protection money typically 3000-8000 AFG pr. shop. The price is non-negotionally, but will increase if the shopkeepers cannot pay or do not want to pay. If the shopkeepers cannot borrow money from others, they can pay by doing jobs for NABI (smuggling). RASOOL tells that many who has returned from TAJIKISTAN after smuggling for NABI, had been shot by border police on order from NABI, who's relative is working as commander on in the border police.