Saturday, December 5, 2020

Afghanistan

NATO: Early withdrawal could expose Afghanistan to terrorism

NATO said that an early withdrawal from Afghanistan could leave the country a haven for international terrorism. The Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, announced that the foreign ministers of the bloc countries will discuss on December 1 and 2 the...

Taliban claims shooting down US military aircraft in Ghazni province

Taliban claimed to have shot down a US military aircraft in Ghazni killing all passengers. "The plane, which is under investigation, was shot down in Sado Khel area of ​​Deh Yak district in Ghazni state," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid...

Afghanistan: 27 activists kidnapped in the western Farah province

The People's Peace Movement in Afghanistan announced today, Wednesday, that the Taliban movement kidnapped 27 of its members while they were traveling from Herat province on a road in Farah province, in the western part of the country. Afghan channel...

Pentagon: US soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said in a statement that a US soldier was killed in the fighting in Afghanistan on Monday, and the army did not provide further details and withheld the name of the dead soldier until informing his relatives....

Afghanistan: Incumbent Ashraf Ghani wins presidential election

Afghan leader Mohammad Ashraf Ghani won the election held in September this year.  According to the preliminary result of the independent election commission, the 70-year-old politician has a narrow absolute majority with 50.64 percent of the vote, as the...

Afghan army commander killed in bomb blast in southern Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Zahirgul Muqbil, an army commander of Afghan border forces was killed Saturday morning when a roadside bomb exploded in Marjah district of southern Helmand province. The spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, Omar Zwak, said that the...

Afghanistan: Trump’s surprise visit to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with US troops

US President Donald Trump arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise visit to the US troops to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, his first visit in war torn country since he took office. The US presidential plane landed at Bagram Air...

16 Taliban militants killed in clashes with security forces in northern Afghanistan

16 Taliban militants dead or wounded including local commanders of the group, the 209th Shaheen Corps said. According to a statement released by Shaheen Corps, the Taliban militants attacked Khel Guli Base in Dawlatabad district of Balkh at 7 pm...

Eight soldiers killed in Taliban attack on checkpoint in central Afghanistan

At least eight Afghan soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a checkpoint in the central province of Daykundi, governor Anwar Rahmati said Sunday. "Military reinforcements were deployed this morning in the...

Death toll in Kabul blast rises to 12 dead, 20 wounded

Kabul blast: The Afghan authorities announced the death toll of the car bomb explosion in the capital Kabul to 12 people, including children, as well as the injury of 20 others. The death toll in the Kabul blast has...
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NATO: Early withdrawal could expose Afghanistan to terrorism

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