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Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

Afghanistan to Swap Taliban Militants for Captive Professors

KABUL – Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday. According to Reuters report, the government’s decision to free Anas Haqqani and …

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Afghan Border Fencing to Be Completed by 2020: Pakistan

Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said Tuesday it will have fenced off its traditionally porous border with Afghanistan by the end of next year, leading to an improved security situation in the region, Voice of America (VOA) reported Wednesday. According to VOA report, the military-led massive construction program, launched in mid-2017, is …

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Ghani’s Peace Plan is “Unrealistic Wish List”: Abdullah

Abdullah Abdullah

KABUL – Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during an Exclusive interview with AFP called President Ghani’s 7-Point Peace Plan an “unrealistic wish list”. Abdullah Abdullah said: “To be honest, nobody has taken the so-called seven-points plan as a plan… it’s rather a Wish list.” AFP reported that Ghani’s proposal has been …

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Afghan President, Chinese FM Discuss Talks with Taliban

Afghan President and Chines FM

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have discussed a planned meeting in Beijing that would include Afghan figures and Taliban representatives, Associated Press reported. That meeting – known as “Intra-Afghan Dialogue” – was to take place last month but had been postponed. The last …

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Airstrike Kills 13 Taliban in Pul-e Khumri

Airstrike in Baghlan

PUL-E-KHUMRI – An airstrike killed at least 13 Taliban militants in Pul-e Khumri, the provincial capital of Baghlan province, the military officials said in a statement. “The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) conducted the airstrike in the past 24 hours as part of the ongoing offensive to suppress the Taliban …

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Special Forces Kill, Detain 13 Taliban in Daikundi and Paktiya

Special Forces Kill, Detain 13 Taliban in Daikundi and Paktiya

KABUL – The Afghan Special Forces killed 8 Taliban militants during the operations in Daikundi and Paktiya provinces, the military officials said. The officials further added that the Special Forces also arrested 5 Taliban militants during the same operations. The Special Forces killed 7 militants during the operation in Gizab …

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