Daily Archives: December 22, 2019

57 militants killed in fresh ops

(Afghanistan Times): At least 57 Taliban militants have been killed and 18 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Saturday. Ministry of Defense in a statement said the Afghan National Army (ANA) in collaboration with Afghan National

Over 350 Afghan migrants died near Turkish border in last 9 months

(ONE TV): More than 350 Afghan asylum seekers have died near Turkish border during the last nine months, Afghanistan's Consul General in Istanbul said calling the figure as shocking. Those who have reached their destination are also facing hardship and are seeking to return home, Zakaria Barekzai said. According to Barekzai, added that 30,000 Afghan

Taliban Leader With 12 Comrades Killed in Jawzjan

(BNA): A Taliban leader with his 12 comrades were killed in air raids of security troops in Jawzjan province yesterday. Abdul Maroof Azer spokesman for Jawzjan governor told BNA, the raids took place in highway of Marzar-e-Sharif Jawzjan near Khaneqa District, in which a Taliban leader with his 12 comrades were killed. Nine other insurgents

Wolesi Jirga ‘nullifies’ two contentious, yet recently approved laws

(Afghanistan Times): The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of Parliament on Saturday declared as invalid the Child Rights Protection Law, despite it has been recently approved, and called for a legal review of the measures. On December 9, the Wolesi Jirga approved a legislative decree on the draft Child Rights Protection Law but the administrative

Taliban in Pakistan to consult ceasefire with leadership

(Afghanistan Times): As the U.S. has pressurized the Taliban Qatar based political office to agree on a short-term ceasefire prior to the intra-Afghan-talks, some sources said that the group’s representatives have traveled to Islamabad to consulate the demand with their top leaders – who are settled in Pakistan. The sources say that the visit has

IEC to Announce Presidential Election Results on Sunday

(TOLO News): The IEC said the recount process was ended by the secretariat of the IEC and the information from the provinces is being received and added to the database, and they will announce the result tomorrow. Habib Rahman Nang, head of the secretariat of the IEC said: “A team is working to collect information

Taliban: Intra-Afghan Talks if US Agrees to Total Pullout

(TOLO News): Sahil Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman for the Qatar office, said in his new tweet on Friday that intra-Afghan talks would begin when there is an agreement of a complete US troop pullout. Ronald Kobia, the European Union ambassador to Afghanistan, responded to Shaheen`s tweet, saying that the agreement between the US and Taliban

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