Afghanistan: Taliban Adds 'Female Warlord' to Roster

Afghanistan: Taliban Adds 'Female Warlord' to Roster

A female Afghan warlord who fought against the Taliban in recent years formally joined the jihadi terror group on October 15, a regional Afghan official confirmed.

“Commander Kaftar, along with a number of her armed followers, has joined the Taliban,” Fazal Din Muradi, governor of Nahrain, a rural district in northern Baghlan province, told Radio Free Afghanistan on October 16.

“The Taliban began attacking the Sajano area in Nahrain a few days ago and captured a few villages there,” Muradi added.

Muradi confirmed an earlier statement issued by the Taliban on October 15 claiming that Commander Kaftar had switched loyalties and joined their ranks.

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid wrote on Twitter that the Taliban’s Preaching and Guidance Commission officials welcomed Kaftar and her supporters to the Taliban.

“Female commander (Kaftar) mislead by enemy & forced to apparently stand against IEA [Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban’s formal name for itself] Mujahidin

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