Daily Archives: January 25, 2020

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US, Taliban Urged to End Attacks on Afghan Civilians

(Voice of america): ISLAMABAD - An international rights group Friday demanded that peace talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban must include a commitment by both sides to end all attacks on civilians in line with the laws of war. Amnesty International lamented in a statement that civilian casualties remain at near-record levels

President Ghani Discusses Peace with German Chancellor, Saudi FM

(BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany on the sideline of the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, a statement said. In the meeting, Chancellor Merkel expressed support for the Afghan government’s efforts in peace process, in which the Afghans should be in the lead and

Peace in Afghanistan Must Not Ignore Afghan Voices

(BNA): Talk of peace has returned to Afghanistan, with the prospect of talks between the U.S. administration and the Taliban being revived. We can faintly discern the outlines of a potential deal: a timeline set for withdrawal, a possible reduction in violence, and an eventual power-sharing agreement – the details of which will be furiously

America’s peace deal won’t stop Taliban hostilities: Saleh

(Afghanistan Times): A hectic effort spearheaded by the United States negotiating a settlement with the Taliban won’t stop the militants’ hostilities in Afghanistan even if a peace deal is brokered and that they would never halt their attacks on Afghan people, said ex-spymaster and the incumbent president Ghani’s running mate, Amrullah Saleh. Qatar talks may

Taliban Militants Killed in Balkh Air Strike

(BNA): Six Taliban militants were killed in an air strike in Balkh yesterday. Mohammad Hanef Rezaee Shaheen 209 army corps spokesman told BNA, the Taliban were killed by air forces raid which was took place on their rally in Boka village, Balkh district. The Taliban wanted to storm on police checkpoints of Alamkhail and Margentapa

Helicopter carrying Afghan soldiers hit by rocket in Helmand

(ONE TV): Four army soldiers were wounded in the attack which happened as the helicopter was on the ground in Kajaki district, said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for provincial governor. A source said that the helicopter was supplying local soldiers and that it was hit by rocket while landing. There was no immediate claim of