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Dual Cease-Fires Met with Hugs Between Taliban and Afghan Soldiers

Dual Cease-Fires Met with Hugs Between Taliban and Afghan Soldiers PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan – The first day of the Eid holiday in eastern Afghanistan brought a strange sight – presumed Taliban fighters walking up to Afghan soldiers at checkpoints and taking selfies with them. Dozens of armed men believed to be Taliban walked freely through the…

Ramadaan truce sees Taliban militants pose for selfies in Kabul

Ramadaan truce sees Taliban militants pose for selfies in Kabul Kabul – Dozens of Taliban militants entered the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday as a ceasefire between the government and militants held for a second day. Afghan media outlets such as television Source: Ramadaan truce sees Taliban militants pose for selfies in Kabul From News…

Taliban enter Afghan capital to mark Eid ceasefire, hugs and selfies elsewhere

Taliban enter Afghan capital to mark Eid ceasefire, hugs and selfies elsewhere KABUL (Reuters) – Dozens of unarmed Taliban militants entered the Afghan capital on Saturday to celebrate an unprecedented ceasefire marking the end of the Ramadan fasting season, police said, as elsewhere soldiers and militants exchanged hugs and selfies. Source:

Afghan Police Allowed to Respond to Taliban Attacks During Ceasefire – Minister

Afghan Police Allowed to Respond to Taliban Attacks During Ceasefire – Minister MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Afghan police are permitted to respond to the attacks perpetrated by the Taliban radical movement despite the authorities declaring a nationwide ceasefire, Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said.Source: Afghan Police Allowed to Respond to Taliban Attacks During Ceasefire…

Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban

Afghan forces retake northern district from Taliban KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan forces backed by air strikes have retaken a district in the northern province of Badakhshan that was seized last week by Taliban insurgents, officials said, as fighting continued across Afghanistan. Source:

The spillover of Taliban-Hazara conflict in Pakistan – Veterans Today | News – Military Foreign Affairs – VA

The spillover of Taliban-Hazara conflict in Pakistan – Veterans Today | News – Military Foreign Affairs – VA By Nauman Sadiq for Veterans Today The Sunni-Shi’a conflict in the Middle East region is essentially a political conflict between the Gulf Arab autocrats and Iran for regional dominance which is being presented to lay Muslims in…

Afghanistan is Building Up its Commando Force to Fight the Taliban. But at What Cost?

Afghanistan is Building Up its Commando Force to Fight the Taliban. But at What Cost? CAMP COMMANDO, Afghan­istan – A major buildup of ­Afghanistan’s commando force, part of a strategy to fight insurgents who contest or control nearly half the country’s districts, could have a detrimental effect on conventional army units, already beaten down by…

Taliban Attacks Kill At Least 14 Troops, Police

Taliban Attacks Kill At Least 14 Troops, Police Two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and police officers, Afghan officials say.Source: Taliban Attacks Kill At Least 14 Troops, Police From News Feed

Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments

Russia denies aiding Afghan Taliban in wake of U.S. general’s comments KABUL (Reuters) – Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow’s involvement in the conflict. Source:

U.S. picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis

U.S. picking up Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks: Mattis KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, as he made an unannounced visit to…

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War

Open Letter From Taliban Asks American People to Recognize Failure of 16-Year War (COMMONDREAMS) — Two and half weeks after President Donald Trump rejected the idea of peace talks with Taliban, the militant group published an open letter to the American people urging them to pressure their government to end the occupation of Afghanistan, now in its 17th year,…

Afghan President Calls Pakistan ‘Center Of The Taliban’

Afghan President Calls Pakistan ‘Center Of The Taliban’ Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has called neighboring Pakistan the “center of the Taliban” and urged Islamabad to take action against the militant group.Source: Afghan President Calls Pakistan ‘Center Of The Taliban’ From News Feed

Taliban pose open threat to 70% of Afghanistan, BBC study finds

Taliban pose open threat to 70% of Afghanistan, BBC study finds The Taliban have an open and constant presence in 70 percent of Afghanistan, according to an extensive study undertaken by the BBC, which was conducted over several months in every corner of the country.Source: Taliban pose open threat to 70% of Afghanistan, BBC study…

Trump rejects idea of talks with Taliban after Afghan blasts

Trump rejects idea of talks with Taliban after Afghan blasts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ruled out the idea of negotiations with the Taliban, condemning the militant group for a series of recent deadly blasts and pledging to “finish what we have to finish.” Source: