Daily Archives: January 19, 2020

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20 Taliban killed in Herat

(Afghanistan Times): Afghan security forces have killed over 20 Taliban fighters in the airstrikes and artillery shelling in western Herat province, official said Saturday. These Taliban fighters were killed in the Khoh Zor and Chesht district of the province, said provincial governor spokesman, Jilani Farhad. Taliban’s key commander identified as Mullah Fazal Ahmad, known as

‘The War Will End When the US Withdraws’: Mullah Badradar

(TOLO News): “The war will end when the US withdraws from Afghanistan,” said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founders of the Taliban and the group’s chief negotiator with the US, told FRONTLINE in a Jan. 6 interview in Qatar. Speaking to FRONTLINE correspondent Najibullah Quraishi, Baradar described the US "invasion" of Afghanistan as

More than 20 Taliban militants killed – Herat

(ATN News): One of the strikes in Koh-e Zoor district a prominent Taliban commander, Aqa Fazil Ahmad known as “Gorg – the wolf” and 15 of his men, in Oghcha village. In the airstrikes in Chasht Sharif district, 5 fighters of Mullah Abdul Rahman Maldar were also killed. Taliban have suffered severe damages as a

Taliban gun down six members of one family in Faryab: officials

(ONE TV): The victims included three women, two men and one child, said Mohammad Karim Yorush, a spokesman for provincial police. They were relatives of a tribal elder, identified as Mohammad Yunus, the official said. Two others, including a 40-day-old baby and one woman, were wounded in the rampage, he said adding they were shifted

US veterans insist on ending the Afghan war

(KHAAMA PRESS): Five US veterans who served in the military occupation of Afghanistan speaks against the longest war in American history, in the 30-second television ad, which is to be displayed to the public in Michigan state soon enough. Anderson said, “leaving our forces behind only puts them at further risk in a country where

Government Insists on Ceasefire amid US-Taliban Talks in Doha

(BNA): Amid US and Taliban new round of talks in Doha which is focused on signing of a deal, the presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi during a press conference on Saturday said that Afghan people, government and its allies are insisting on a complete ceasefire before the next step in the peace process. Addressing media at

Regional Stability, Afghan Peace Process tops Qureshi, Pompeo Talks

(BNA): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed on Islamabad's commitment toward "security and stability" in South Asia as he met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and held wide-ranging talks on bilateral issues, the situation in Afghanistan and the Middle East, Pakistani media reported yesterday. "In my meeting today with US Secretary of

Taliban Hopes for Peace Deal by end of January

(BNA): A spokesman for the Taliban has told a Pakistani newspaper that the militant group is hoping to reach an Afghan peace deal with U.S negotiators by the end of January. The comments by Suhail Shaheen on January 18 to the Dawn newspaper come after negotiators from the Taliban and the United States met for