Daily Archives: December 21, 2019

US General Defends Afghan War, Says Objectives Achieved

(TOLO News): war in Afghanistan, saying that the war in Afghanistan has achieved its objectives to prevent another 9/11-style attack on the US soil. “I know there’s an assertion out there of some sort of coordinated lie over the course of 18 years,” Milley told reporters at the Pentagon on Friday morning. “I find that

21 Taliban killed in Laghman, Baghlan incidents

(Pajhwok): Twenty-one Taliban have been killed in security forces operations in eastern Laghman and northern Baghlan provinces, a statement and official said on Friday. Eleven Taliban were killed and their training centres and facilities were destroyed in security forces ground offensive and airstrike in the Zango locality of Qarghaio district of Laghman, a statement from 02

Afghan peace languish in doldrums as real discussion yet to start

(Afghanistan Times): Talking in a roundtable discussion, the US former special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Laura Miler said to assist the peace deal’s implementation, the peace agreement with the Taliban group needs serious supervisor by the international community. Her remarks comes as the US peace envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad in a tweet said that tremendous

US Presses Taliban For Ceasefire, Intra-Afghan Talks: Sources

(TOLO News): The United States is pressing the Taliban to agree on a ceasefire and engage in intra-Afghan talks before finalizing an agreement with Washington, sources familiar with the talks have said. “The Taliban are ready to announce a ceasefire once an agreement is signed. But before the signing of the agreement, the Taliban so

Agree to truce before peace deal: US asks Taliban

(Afghanistan Times): Sources privy to the Taliban group have said that the American officials have pressured the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire, as well as intra-Afghan talks, prior the peace deal. However, the Taliban’s spokesman Suhail Shaheen has once again emphasized that the insurgent group wouldn’t participate in intra- Afghan talks unless a troop

Taliban lacks determination to peace process: Danish

Pajhwok): Second Vice President Sarwar Danish on Friday demanded ceasefire ahead of Taliban and Afghan government talks in the future. Addressing a graduation ceremony here, Danish said the Taliban during the past one year showed that they have no determination for the establishment of peace. “We believe that peace talks should begin under the leadership

Intra-Afghan peace negotiations not possible until a foreign-forces withdrawal agreement is in place: Taliban

(KHAAMA PRESS): Taliban announced on Friday that the intra-Afghan peace dialogue is possible only after a full foreign forces withdrawal agreement is in place. “Intra-Afghan negotiations will begin only after an agreement with America on the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan is signed,” Taliban spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen tweeted on Friday,.  This comes as,

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