Daily Archives: February 10, 2020

Karzai denunciates US airstrike in Farah

(Afghanistan Times): Former President, Hamid Karzai strongly condemned a strike conducted by the US air force in the western province of Farah. The strike killed five civilians all shopkeepers and venders in the provincial capital. In a statement, Karzai denounced military operations against civilians launched under any title, calling it against all international norms and

Pentagon Identifies 2 US Soldiers Killed in Afghan ‘Insider Attack

(Voice of America): The U.S. Department of Defense has released the names of the two U.S. soldiers who were killed in a shootout early Sunday in the Sherzad district of eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. They are Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28; and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28. Six other servicemembers were wounded when an

Policeman arrested on charges of cooperation with the Taliban – Baghlan

(ATN News): According to Baghlan officials, a policeman named Muzrib who had been accused of helping the Taliban in the attack on a police station killing Ahmad Farid Andarabi, chief police for 3rd division, and 13 other policemen, two weeks ago, has been taken into custody. Mohammad Mansour Azizi, governor of Bannu district Baghlan, told

Taliban ready for talks with Afghans after US deal

(Afghanistan Times): Russian special envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov said after signing a peace deal with US, the Taliban are ready to hold direct talks with Afghan government and politicians, where a short time ceasefire would be also considered. “The peace agreement’s platform is unclear. A short time or a long time ceasefire is a

Peace talks agenda is complicated

(Afghanistan Times): The Security and Stability Council of Afghanistan has urged a peace agenda which includes the views of  government’s political opponents, people’ representatives and several other facets. Spokesman for the council, Masoud Tarashtwal said, “The conduct of peace talks in a dispersed platform is not in Afghanistan’s interests but it gives privilege to the

Loya Jirga Needed for Consensus on Peace Process: Daudzai

(TOLO NEWS): Daudzai, who was also a senior member of the High Council of Reconciliation, said the next step after a Loya Jirga and a meeting of the council, will be the peace negotiations, which according to him, should be carried out in three stages. He also suggested that all the steps should be taken after

Farah Officials Claim Civilians Were Killed in Airstrike

(TOLO NEWS): “The governor is in charge here ... the governor must answer about who killed them,” said Abdul Ghafar Arman, an MP for Farah. The Ministry of Defense has not commented on the allegations. Foreign forces, contacted on Sunday night, have also not commented yet. Farah's governor Massoud Bakhtor said that the incident will

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