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AFGHANS SUBMITTED 1.17 MILLION WAR CRIMES CLAIMS TO COURT

KABUL (Web Desk) Since the International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving Afghanistan,it has gotten a staggering 1.17 million statements from Afghans who say they were victims.The statements include accounts of alleged atrocities not only by groups like the Taliban and …

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RECORD NUMBER OF AFGHAN CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN ATTACKS IN 2017: UN

KABUL (Web Desk) Nearly 2,300 civilians were killed or wounded in suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan in 2017, more than any previous year of the conflict on record, a UN report said Thursday.The figures come as militants ramp up their assaults on urban areas following US President Donald Trump’s …

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AFGHAN TALIBAN SAY THEY WANT TO END WAR THROUGH DIALOGUE

KABUL (Web Desk) The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted to end Afghanistan’s 17-year war through talks, while warning the message should not be seen as a sign of weakness and the fight against US forces would go on.A more aggressive US …

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Afghan officials and Taliban talk despite wave of violence

KABUL (Web Desk) Afghan officials are carrying out at least two tracks of talks with the Taliban,it has been learned, even after a month of brutal bombings and attacks by the militants that killed nearly 200 and despite US President Donald Trump’s angry rejection of any negotiations for now.The persistence …

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In long Afghan war, U.S. Army tries new way to deploy trainers

FORT BENNING (Web Desk) As a U.S. Army medic, Sergeant First Class Jonathan Ortega admits that when he gets to Afghanistan, his instinct will be to help care for any wounded Afghan troops. It is a feeling he will have to fight.Ortega is heading soon to the 16-year-old war as …

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Army Chief Bajwa reaches Kabul to attend Defence Conference

KABUL (Web Desk) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) has reached in Kabul, Afghanistan to attend Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference, said Pakistan Army’s media wing on Tuesday.According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander US CENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and Afghan Army Chief are also …

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This part of Afghanistan where people don’t know about Taliban

WAKHAN CORRIDOR (Web Desk) Taliban what’s that?” asks Sultan Begium shyly from her freezing home in Afghanistan’s mountainous Wakhan Corridor, a region so remote that its residents are untouched by the decades of conflict that have devastated their country.The frail-looking grandmother whose harsh life has etched deep lines in her …

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China in talks over military base in remote Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Web Desk)  Worried about militants sneaking into a restive Chinese region from war-torn Afghanistan, Beijing is in talks with Kabul over the construction of a military base, Afghan officials say, as it seeks to shore up its fragile neighbour.The army camp will be built in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous …

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Militants attack Afghan army post near military academy in capital

KABUL (Web Desk) At least four militants attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistan’s main military academies on Monday and at least one soldier was killed and three wounded, a defense ministry official said.The attack in the western outskirts of the capital, Kabul, came two days after an ambulance …

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