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Taliban to Release Remaining Prisoners by Eid

Taliban to release remaining prisoners by Eid

KABUL – Taliban on Wednesday announced that it would complete the release of 1,000 government prisoners by Eid al-Adha, which will begin on Friday. “The other side should also complete process of the release of 5000 prisoners as per the Doha Agreement and according to the list already provided in …

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Afghan Forces Kill 9 Taliban in Ghazni Clashes

Afghan forces kill 9 Taliban in Ghazni province

GHAZNI – At least nine Taliban, including two leaders, were killed in clashes with security forces in central Ghazni province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on Thursday. The clashes started after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints in Khawja Omaeri district, the statement said, adding: “Fortunately, the …

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Taliban Announce Three-day Ceasefire During Eid

Taliban announce three-day ceasefire

KABUL – The Taliban on Tuesday evening announced a three-day ceasefire over Eid al-Adha and ordered its fighters to stay out of government-held territory. In a statement on Twitter, the group said fighters have been ordered not to conduct any attacks on Afghan security forces unless in retaliation for attacks …

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Feature: Prospects of Peace in Afghanistan After the Ceasefire

Prospects of Peace After the Ceasefire

The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire across Afghanistan during Eid. The Afghan government welcomed it. These three days were comparatively peaceful days for the people of Afghanistan. The relative calm after days of violence and war promised people happiness and hope for peace. The ceasefire was warmly welcomed by the …

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Fighting Continues in Afghanistan as Eid Ceasefire Ends

Fighting continues in Afghanistan as Ceasefire Ends

KABUL – At least seven Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack, the first since the end of a three-day holiday ceasefire, an official confirmed on Thursday. Waheeda Shahkar, spokesperson for the Parwan Governorship, told that the attack took place early Thursday in Seya Gard in the province’s …

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13 Security Forces Killed by Taliban Infiltrators

13 Security Forces Killed by Taliban Infiltrators

QALA-E-NAW – The Taliban with help of their infiltrators killed at least 13 security forces in northern Badghis province, underlining the increase in intensity and scope of the attacks. Provincial local officials said that the Taliban killed 13 Public Uprising Forces and took hostage several others with the help of …

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Ghani’s Call for Ceasefire is Not Rational: Taliban

Ghani's Call for Ceasefire is Irrational, Taliban

KABUL – Amid escalating violence in many parts of the country, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday appealed to the Taliban for a ceasefire, citing the special conditions of the countrywide spread of the coronavirus. But Taliban spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, responded on Twitter saying the government’s inattention to “thousands” of …

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Ghani Urges Taliban to Respond to Ceasefire Demands

Ghani urges Taliban to respond to ceasefire demands

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani has urged the Taliban to positively respond to the demands of the United Nations, the regional countries, Afghan nation and the Afghan government, pertaining ceasefire. Ghani urged the Taliban group to declare a ceasefire and end hostilities in his message which he published regarding the …

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Afghan Civil Society Urges Support for UN Ceasefire Call

Afghan Civil Society Urges Support for the Ceasefire Call

KABUL – A group of Afghan civil society organizations inside and outside the country have signed a petition in support of the United Nations’ call for a humanitarian ceasefire, in order to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan. In the petition, they have urged US …

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