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Former Provincial Governor of Jowzjan Arrested in Iran over Recruiting Militants

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Iranian media have reported that the former governor of Jowzjan province and member of the Junbesh Meli-party- Hashim Raees has been arrested in the country over enlisting militants charges.

Mashriq News has reported that Hashim is a close aide of Marshal Abdur Rashid Dostum and was recruiting gunmen for the Ukraine war.

Hashim Raees reportedly planned to create a military battalion of Afghan refugees in Iran and send them to Ukraine in return for money and fake citizenship.

Iranian forces have seized over $300,000 from his home.

Iran’s government and Marshal Dostum’s Junbesh Meli have not commented on the issue yet.

It comes as millions of Afghan refugees mainly young people living in a dire situation in Iran most of who are willing to go to Europe.

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