Home / Tag Archives: Taliban

Tag Archives: Taliban

Khalilzad: Distressingly High Levels of Violence Threaten Peace Talks

Khalilzad, violence threaten peace talks

KABUL – The US special envoy to Afghanistan warned Monday that “distressingly high” levels of violence threaten to derail ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Zalmay Khalilzad’s comments come as renewed fighting for days has plagued Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, a long-time Taliban stronghold. The Taliban …

Read More »

Peace Negotiator Questions If Talking Whilst Fighting is Viable

Peace negotiator says Afghanistan should see if talking whilst fighting is viable

HELMAND – As violence continues to grip Helmand province and reports regularly emerge of other clashes breaking out around the country, Afghan peace negotiator Nader Nadery said from Doha that if the bloodshed continues, Afghanistan might have to reassess whether “talking” whilst “fighting” is viable or not. In an interview …

Read More »

Former MP from Bamyan Joins Taliban

Former MP from Bamyan Joins Taliban

KABUL – Abdul Rahman Shahidani, a former Bamyan member of the House of Representatives, joined the Taliban and traveled to Qatar, according to leaked documents reported by Khaama Press. The Bamyan governor’s office has sent a letter to the local authorities, urging the security organs to follow up on the …

Read More »

US Forces in Afghanistan Confirm Airstrikes Against Taliban

US forces confirm strikes against Taliban

KABUL – US-Forces Afghanistan spokesperson Colonel Sonny Leggett confirms American forces have conducted several targeted strikes in Helmand over the past two days to defend Afghan National Defense and Security Forces who have come under attack by the Taliban. In a series of tweets, he said this was in accordance …

Read More »

MoI: 71 Taliban Are Killed in Helmand Fighting

MoI, 71 Taliban are killed in Helmand fighting

KABUL – At least “71 Taliban” were killed fighting in Nawa and Nahr-e-Saraj districts of Helmand province, said Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), on Monday. However, Arian did not provide further details about the possible Afghan security forces casualties in the clashes. Also on Monday, …

Read More »

Security Forces Repulse Taliban Attack in Faryab

Security forces repulse Taliban attack in Faryab

MAIMANA – Afghan Security Forces repulsed Taliban attack Thursday night in Qesar district of Faryab province, local authorities confirmed. Abdul Karim Yourish, spokesperson for the local police, said at least 23 Taliban insurgents have been killed and further 17 wounded. Meanwhile, four Afghan forces were killed and further one injured …

Read More »

Ghani Emphasizes on an Inclusive Peace Process

Ghani emphasizes on an inclusive peace process

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani, speaking at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies on Tuesday, stressed the need for an inclusive peace process and said the Afghan people must come first in peace. He also said there is a need for a nationwide ceasefire to move the process forward. …

Read More »

3 Civilians Killed in Kapisa Blast

3 civilians killed in Kapisa blast

MAHMUD-E-RAQI – Local sources in Kapisa province say three civilians have been killed in a roadside bomb blast in the Tagab district of the province. Qais Qaderi, the spokesperson for the Kapisa governor, told Khaama Press that the mine had exploded at around 6:15 am on Wednesday. According to Qaderi’s …

Read More »

Shaheen Corps: 125 Taliban Join Peace Process

Shaheen corps, 125 Taliban join peace process

MAZAR-E-SHARIF – 125 Taliban fighters joined the peace process in Charkint district of Balkh province, the 209 Shaheen Army Corps said in a statement on Tuesday. “Taliban fighters laid down their arms following efforts made by Charkint district governor Salima Mazari and the tribal elders in the area,” the statement …

Read More »