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Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban in Kunduz Province

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghan forces have recaptured a key district in the northern province of Kunduz from the Taliban militant group, which has stepped up its deadly attacks against government and civilian targets in recent weeks. On Tuesday, the National Security Forces (ANSF) regained control of the Qala-e-Zal district, which …

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Afghan forces kill 12 Daesh terrorists in Nangarhar

KABUL: (Web Desk) Afghan security forces have killed at least a dozen militants affiliated with the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group operating in the country’s troubled east. Police sources said at least 12 terrorists had been killed during security operations conducted with air power support in eastern Nangarhar Province on Saturday. No further …

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Collapse of Another Afghan City to Taliban Looming

KABUL: (Web Desk) Heavy clashes erupted between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants in Du Ab in the northern province of Samangan amid fears of the collapse of the city to the insurgents, authorities said. According to media reports dispatches, the Samangan Provincial Council announced that 150 armed members of Taliban …

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No fewer than 90,000 Afghans displaced in 2017: UN

KABUL: (Web Desk) The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has forced 88,481 people to leave their homes since the beginning of 2017, according to a United Nations report. Displacements occurred in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces, stated the report on Tuesday. It noted that the security situation across all regions …

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IS chief in Afghanistan killed, claims President Ashraf Ghani

KABUL: (Web Desk) The head of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in Nangarhar province, President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday. Hasib, appointed last year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a US …

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Taliban takes district near Afghan provincial capital Kunduz

Kabul (Web Desk ) Taliban fighters have captured an area adjacent to the capital of northern Kunduz province following a day of clashes. The district’s seizure is the latest success in the militant movement’s spring offensive. Taliban fighters, who were reported to be advancing on the Qalay-i-Zal district northwest of …

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US use Afghanistan’s territory to test weapons

Kabul (Web Desk ) Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the ISIS terrorist group is a product and tool of the United States, which uses Afghanistan’s territory to test weapons. “ISIS is a US product,” Karzai said in an exclusive interview, adding that the group he described as clearly a foreign-backed …

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New US strategy seeks long-term engagement with Afghanistan

WASHINGTON(Web Desk ) The US Department of Defence has informed Congress that it has prepared a new strategy for Afghanistan, which includes a long-term engagement with the country and possible deployment of additional American troops. “Afghanistan is a very important partner for the United States in a very tricky region,” …

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Trump admin ready for long-term military presence in Iraq, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON(Web Desk ) The Trump administration is negotiating a proposal with the Iraqi government for a continued presence of US troops in Iraq even after the ongoing campaign against the militant Islamic State militants is over, officials say. The US media reported earlier this week that the Trump administration also …

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declined invitation for Pakistan visit

Kabul (Web Desk )Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations extended by top civil and military officials to visit Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday. Quoting the president’s Deputy Spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal, BBC Urdu reported that Ghani, who met with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and National …

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