Yamgan District

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Yamgan District was formed within Baharak District in 2005
CountryFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan
Province Badakhshan
Occupation Flag of Taliban.svg Taliban
  TypeDistrict council
  Estimate 20,000

Yamgan District is one of the 29 districts of Badakhshan Province in eastern Afghanistan. It was created in 2005 from part of the Baharak District and is home to approximately 20,000 residents, mostly Ismailis.



During the Afghan Civil War the area was under Taliban influence from 2015 to 2019, on September of that year Afghan National Security Forces declared they had full control over it. [1] On late March 2020 the district was fully captured by the Taliban. [2]

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  1. "Taliban capture Badakhshan district, killing 10". Ariana News. Last year, Afghan security forces had cleared the district from the presence of the insurgents after four years.
  2. "Badakshan District Falls to Taliban". Tolo News.

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