Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Afghans Will Not Bow to Force: President Ghani

(BNA): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani later on Friday said that Afghans will not be compelled to submission by force and that the Taliban should agree to a ceasefire and enter a political process. Addressing a press conference following his meetings with US President Joe Biden, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other American officials and

Tala and Barfak District Cleared From Taliban in Baghlan

(BNA) Tala and Barfak districts of Baghlan province were cleared from  armed Taliban yesterday. Baghlan police chief Sayed Ashraf Sadat told BNA local correspondent that security, defense and popular uprising forces were able to drive the Taliban out of Tala and Barfak districts , Baghlan during the operation. Meanwhile, the security forces recaptured Doshi and

Taliban Commander With His Seven Colleagues Killed in Maidan-Wardak

(BNA):  Senior Taliban commander with seven of his colleagues were killed in Maidan-Wardak last night. Press in charges of 203rd Thunder Corps told BNA that Turgol, known as Maghfor, a key local Taliban commander, with his seven colleagues was killed in a defense and security forces operation in the Sesi area Sayedabad District of Maidan-Wardak

People Take Up Arms in Two More Provinces to Fight Taliban

(TOLO News): Like eight other provinces across Afghanistan, this time, a large group of residents of Herat in the west and Kunduz in the north took up arms to support the Afghan defense and security forces in the fight against the Taliban. Those who rallied in support of Afghan forces have said that they believe

Taliban Trying to Take Military Equipment to Pakistan

(TOLO News): A senior Afghan security official claimed that the Taliban is making efforts to take military equipment, including tanks, to Pakistan -- as the group continues to take over various districts, security outposts and military bases that house dozens of vehicles, tanks and others. Acting Interior Minister Gen. Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal who visited the

Afghan leader reshuffles top security officials amid crisis

(Afghanistan Times): Afghanistan’s president announced a reshuffle in security services on Saturday, amid a surge in Taliban attacks which is edging the country toward a potential spillover of conflict across the country. President Ghani appointed Gen. Besmillah Khan Mohammadi as the acting Defense Minister to replace Asadullah Khalid. He also replaced Hayatullah Hayat with Gen.

Abdullah meets Pakistan, Iran FMs on peace efforts

(Afghanistan Times): Afghanistan’s point man for peace Dr. Abdullah Abdullah held separate meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, discussing the Afghan peace process. The meetings took place on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomatic Assembly.Abdullah and Zarif agreed that there can be no military solution to the

Afghan talks shrouded in ambiguity amid Qatar pessimism

(Afghanistan Times): As foreign troops are hastily withdrawing from Afghanistan, Qatar is now pessimistic about the peace negotiations between the Afghan government and the militant Taliban amid unresolved disagreements and unbridled bellicosity. According to Sputnik, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani has said the Afghan peace talks have not seen any tangible

Abdullah Doubts Taliban’s Intention for a Political Settlement

(TOLO News): Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that he has grave concerns that the Taliban will not show any flexibility for a political agreement with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan once the US troops leave the country. Abdullah said there clear are indications that show that the

Taliban capture two districts amid raging battles in north

(Afghanistan Times): In a litany of territorial conquests by the Taliban, centers of two districts in northern Afghanistan have fallen to the insurgents following clashes since Friday, with high casualties among Afghan forces feared in Jawzjan province. Amruddin Daneshjo, Jawzjan provincial council’s deputy head, has said the Taliban have captured the center of Mardian district