Monthly Archives: April 2021

Two Senior Taliban Officials Killed in Maidan-Wardak

(BNA): Two senior Taliban officials were killed in an airstrike in Maidan-Wardak. Mullah Hekmatullah Sabawoon shadow governor of Taliban for Jaghto district and Mullah Sayed Jan Tahir, deputy intelligence chief of this group and four other Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike last night. A security source in Maidan Wardak, in contact with BNA

Afghanistan: 107 People Killed in Violent Incidents in A Week

(TOLO News): Of those killed from April 3 to April 9, 79 were security force members and 28 were civilians, according to the data collected from official sources.  Of those wounded, 49 are members of the Afghan forces and 57 are civilians, the data shows. In latest incidents of the week, the Taliban attacked security

Biden seeking responsible end to Afghan war

(Pajhwok): US President Joe Biden is committed to bringing a responsible end to the conflict in Afghanistan, says a White House official. The president wanted to remove US troops in Afghanistan from harm’s way, Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a media briefing on Friday. Biden wanted to ensure that Afghanistan never again became a safe

Afghans See Turkey Summit Historic Opportunity for Peace

(TOLO News): Those attended the gathering recalled the upcoming summit in Turkey a unique opportunity for peace and said that Afghanistan’s values and gains in the areas of women’s rights, elections, press freedom and democratic principles reflected in the Constitution should be preserved. Participants at the gathering also called for an immediate end to the

Khalilzad in Kabul for Peace Talks

(DID press): Sources from the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) said that Khalilzad met the head of the HCNR Abdullah Abdullah and discussed peace efforts. Last week, the HCNR said that it has reviewed over 20 peace plans and the final peace plan will be drafted this week. In this plan, the post-peace system,

Khalilzad briefed on role of youth in peace process

(Pajhwok): US special representative for Afghanistan peace Zalmay Khalilzad held a video call meeting with members of Youth Contact Group and discussed youth active role in peace process, a statement said on Saturday. The meeting in Kabul discussed activities and operations of the Youth Contact Group for peace and status of the youth provincial peace

Khalilzad in Kabul to inform Ghani of Turkey conference preparation

(Afghanistan Times): The US Envoy for Afghan Peace, Zalmay Khalilzad who is in Kabul, met President Ghani about what is called “preparations for Turkey conference”. Presidential office said in a statement that the meeting discussed recent progresses on peace and preparations for Turkey conference expected to be held this month with the participation of representatives

Taliban driven out of Kandahar district

(Afghanistan Times): Officials in the southern province of Kandahar say that the security forces cleared the Arghandab district of Taliban presence. District Governor, Mohammad Sharif Rasuli, said on Saturday that the area was “now fully controlled” by security forces. According to him, the Taliban planted landmines in some parts of the district to prevent government

Support for Taliban must cease for Afghan peace

(The Statesmam): Afghanistan as a nation has only witnessed wars and bloodshed for the past four decades. Its turmoil began with the Soviet invasion in December 1979 and continues to date. The US entered after the 9/11 attack. After two decades, the US is now firming its plans to pull out. It has realised that

4 Years of Peace Could Increase Afghan GDP by 7%: UNDP

(TOLO News): "This will also increase the government’s revenues and ability to fund aspirational development and social programs. However, governance needs to improve and corruption to be addressed head-on, otherwise, things will not change for better," the report says. The report is the latest of a series of "Country Notes" by UNDP Afghanistan that analyzes the

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