Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

Highways Remain Closed As Clashes Continue In Baghlan

(TOLO news): The Taliban’s attack on the city of Kunduz was repelled by Afghan forces but sources say that threats remain high on the outskirts of the city near the Kunduz-Takhar and Baghlan-Kunduz highways. The highways connect Kabul with the northern province of Balkh and northeastern provinces of Takhar and Badakhshan. Sources said that hundreds

Peace in Afghanistan remains a distant dream

(Arab news): The Taliban spokesman in Doha, Suhail Shaheen, announced last week that the US and the Taliban were close to a peace agreement and that only operational details remained to be finalised. The head of the US delegation, Zalmay Khalilzad, arrived in Kabul on Sunday to seek the backing of President Ashraf Ghani. Once

Taliban militants suffer casualties in clearance operations in Pul-e Khumri city

(KHAAMA PRESS): The Afghan forces ousted Taliban militants from the outskirts of Pul-e Khumri city, inflicting heavy casualties on militants during the clearance operations. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the security forces suppressed the Taliban militants in all three locations of the city where they had launched attacks. Rahimi further

ANDSF’s Attack Leaves Five Terrorists Dead

(BNA) At least five anti-government militias were killed and two others were wounded following attack carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in southern Urozgan province. The insurgents have been targeted, while they were busy on organizing a series of terrorist and destructive activities in Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the

9 people killed in N. Afghan city clashes

(China.org.cn): At least nine people were killed and 27 others wounded as security forces repulsed attacks by Taliban militants in Pul-e-Khumri city, capital of northern Baghlan province, on Sunday, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. The clashes erupted after Taliban militants carried out attacks before dawn on positions of the security forces in Hussain Khil and

War-weary Afghans have little voice in their country’s fate

(The Washington post): For almost a year, Afghanistan’s more than 30 million people have been in the awkward position of waiting as a United States envoy and the Taliban negotiate their country’s fate behind closed doors. An agreement on ending America’s longest war, which the U.S. once hoped to reach by Sunday, could set a

Official: US envoy meets Afghan leader over US-Taliban talks

(The Modesto bee): An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on ending America's longest war. Ghani spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirms that the meeting took place Sunday night at the presidential palace shortly

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