Monthly Archives: February 2021

Why Pakistan does not Pressure Taliban for Ceasefire?

(DID News): In Afghanistan, surging violence has worsened the sluggish pace of peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government, jeopardizing a potential settlement to end the country’s decades of war. Reducing the bloodshed is a necessary step toward building trust for ongoing negotiations—a fact complicated by the fact that the Taliban view fighting

42 Security members, civilians rescued from Taliban clutches

(KHAAMA Press): Afghan Army’s 217th Pamir Corps said Tuesday, that Afghan commandos in a special operation have rescued and freed 42 security force members and civilian prisoners from clutches of Baghlan province. According to the statement, 25 Afghan commandos and 17 civilians were released from Taliban prison during the operation. On Monday night, six ANA

Taliban Threaten to Resume Attacking Foreign Soldiers beyond May

(Afghanistan Times): The Taliban have threatened to restart attacks on the foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan, a reaction to the reports over NATO intention to keep military presence. Sources in NATO have recently said that the military organization would not withdraw troops beyond May, when the United States is expected to pull out all its

80 Taliban Fighters Killed Across Afghanistan: MoD

(BNA): Defense Ministry says 80 Taliban fighters have been killed across the country in the past 24 hours. Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday, that 80 insurgents were killed, 36 wounded and a large number of weapons and ammunition were destroyed during the clashes and operations conducted by the Afghan forces. According to

Six Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Zabul: Sources

(TOLO News): At least six police force members were killed and two more were wounded in an attack by the Taliban in Zabul province on Monday night, security sources said on Tuesday. The incident happened when a group of armed Taliban attacked a security outpost in the city of Qalat, the center of Zabul on Monday, the sources

NATO Not Leaving Afghanistan before ‘Time Is Right’, Stoltenberg says

(Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg in a pre-ministerial press conference on Monday reiterated that the presence of the alliance’s troops in Afghanistan is “conditions-based,” saying “we will not leave before the time is right.” “Our common goal is clear. Afghanistan should never again serve as a haven for terrorists to attack our homelands. So,

Afghanistan should never become ‘safe-haven’ for terrorism again

(KHAAMA Press): In a pre-ministerial press conference on Monday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stressed the presence of international troops in Afghanistan as condition-based, he said that NATO will not leave the country before the time is right.   “Our common goal is clear. Afghanistan should never again serve as a haven for terrorists to attack our

Afghan Govt Anticipates Continued NATO Support

(TOLO News): Two days ahead of the NATO ministerial, the Afghan government expects the continued support of the alliance to Afghanistan in its train, advice and assist mission. The NATO meeting has been called an important event where allies are expected to decide on the presence of international troops in Afghanistan. “The Afghan government expects

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