Daily Archives: November 30, 2019

Too early to Speak about Resumption of Talks with US: Taliban

(DID press): The Taliban said Friday it was “way too early” to speak of resuming direct talks with Washington, a day after President Donald Trump confirmed negotiations to end America’s longest war, were back on track during a surprise visit to Afghanistan. “We’re meeting with them and we’re saying it has to be a ceasefire,”

190 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers return home from Afghanistan

(Channel-3000): A special welcome home was held for nearly 200 Wisconsin National Guard soldiers Friday. The Red Arrow 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry has been in Afghanistan since late last year. They were welcomed back during a ceremony at Volk Field exactly one year after their sendoff ceremony at Lambeau Field.  They have been demobilizing at

Abdullah’s Team: Nation’s Voice Should be Heard

(TOLO News): A statement read at the gathering called for the “people’s voice to be heard” and for “fraud” to be prevented in the election.  Two months after the September election, preliminary results have still not been announced by the Independent Election Commission.  An ongoing vote recount has been delayed by members of Abdullah’s campaign

US Says Committed to Defeating ISIS-K in Afghanistan

(BNA News): The United States said on Wednesday that it is committed to defeating the ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) in Afghanistan, along with its partners in the war-torn country, and noted the "real" progress in terms of the number of members of the terror outfit surrendering to the Afghan security forces. "Reporting from #Afghanistan shows that the

Trump Visits Afghanistan, Says Peace Talks With Taliban Have Restarted

(ATN News): Arriving at Bagram Airfield at around 08:30 p.m. local time, Trump spent more than two and half hours, delivering Thanksgiving greetings to U.S. forces, serving them turkey and meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in U.S. largest military base in Afghanistan. During his meeting with President Ghani, Mr. Trump announced that he had

Government Seeks to Reduce Security Budget

(TOLO News): “There will be no significant reduction in our security budget unless we reduce unnecessary spending and prevent wastage,” said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for President Ghani. In the next year’s (1399) budget plan, more than 155 billion Afghanis have been allocated for the Defense Ministry, Internal Affairs Ministry and the National Security Directorate.

$7 Million Worth of Hunting Guns Imported Each Year: NSIA

(TOLO News): According to NSIA, these guns are imported into Afghanistan from Turkey, Russia, Italy, Slovakia, China, Iran and Pakistan. The Ministry of Finance said that taxes are imposed on all imports of these guns. “According to customs rules and tariff guidelines, 16 percent of the customs duty is imposed on these authorized guns,” said

Air Strike Kills Key Taliban Commander in Kapisa Province

(ATN News):ccording to provincial police spokesman Shayeq Shorish, the air raid was carried out by Afghan forces at around 7 pm on Thursday night. Shorish further added that Nazar Gul was a key Taliban commander who played a key in most of anti-governmental operations in the province. The Taliban militant group has not commented in

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