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Thursday, 20 February 2020 07:04

Taliban Sustained Heavy Casualties in Nangarhar

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA)  Fourteen Taliban insurgents were killed by air and ground raids of Afghan Security Forces and number of others have been injured in Nangarhar.
The insurgents were targeted in parts of Lalpoor, Khogyani and Shirzad Districts this morning.
Selab army corps in east of country with releasing a statement said, fourteen armed insurgents were killed and number of others were wounded in the raids.
Security officials of the province said that the insurgents were affiliated to Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups.
According to reports, three hideouts of the insurgents and several vehicles of them were demolished.
Another report says, a Taliban weapons cache has been discovered in Nangarhar.
The cache was kept in a hideout of Taliban in Lalpor District.
Several weapons such bombs and mines and numerous of explosives were seized from the cache.
T. Yarzada


 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with provincial council heads and members at the presidential palace yesterday, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the peace deal was totally conditional, adding that government would focus development programs in districts and villages and that would consult with the provincial head and members.
Thanking provincial councils’ consensus for peace in the country, the president said women’s role in peace talks has be guaranteed, adding that each members of the Afghan government delegation for peace talks would defend the rights of women, the presidential press office said in a statement.
The president said government would form an inclusive negotiating team for peace talks, adding that rights of the people and the republic system would not be dealt and any decisions regarding peace process to be shared with councils and even the Loya Jirga would be called if needed.
“Peace deal is totally conditional and the reduction of violence to lead into a ceasefire,” the president assured the people, adding that governance process to be continued and people to witness development projects implementation in the future, according to the statement.
The president also assured provincial councils that government would act based on the decisions taken by the Peace Loya Jirga and would share the details with the people.
Meanwhile first vice president to the president elect, Amrullah Saleh hinted to importance of the consultative meetings, adding that available opportunities for peace should be greatly utilized.
Addressing the meeting, Amrullah Saleh asked provincial council members to inform the people that government has strict supervision and management over the peace process and all-important peace decisions will be made in line with people’s consultation, the presidential statement added.
Representing others, provincial council head of Zabul, Atta Jan Haq said they were supporting the government’s stance in peace talks, saying that people demand from government to follow the decisions made in Peace Loya Jirga last year.
Meanwhile representing women members, Monesa Qaderi deputy provincial council of Badghis asked government to safeguard the achievements made in last 18 years during the peace talks with Taliban.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Addressing provincial police chiefs as part of the consultative meetings on a potential peace deal at the presidential palace, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said national and international support existed for them and praised their sacrifices and braveries, a statement from the presidential press office said.
“You have my support, the people, the system and the international community, and we are all proud of your sacrifices. Our security and defense forces have had unprecedented support throughout the history,” the president said, instructing the defense and security organs to address the families of martyrs.
The president went on saying that Afghansitan was entering a new phase of history where Taliban has agreed to a major reduction of violence which would lead to ceasefire in the country, adding that the Afghan army had been prepared for the risks and the opportunities and the police forces too needed to be on the frontline of security of the country.
Addressing police commanders, the President said: “Besides providing security for the people, highways and the private sector, as representatives of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, you have a responsibility to keep in touch with the people and respond to their concerns.”
The president said that there was no change in the financing and equipping of the security and defense forces, adding that US and NATO remained committed to their supports.
The president also said that Afghan National Police forces had been engaged in fight against insurgents, however in recent years they have been back to their main tasks, which is rule of law.
The President reiterated that the negotiating team will be selected by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and this process will be conducted with the supervision, support and agreement of the people.
“You are a national entity and represent the whole of Afghanistan, no deal would be acceptable on you and we will successfully pass this test,” the president added.
Senior deputy minister for security affairs of the Ministry of Interior Abdul Saboor Qani, and Ghor Police Chief Aminullah Ahmadzai assured the president of their full cooperation and support to the government, adding that the Police forces were ready to implement orders and instructions of the presidential office and security leadership.
Yarzada

Thursday, 20 February 2020 07:02

Trump sees Chance of Peace deal with Taliban

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) US President Donald Trump has told reporters on Tuesday that there is a chance of making a deal with the Taliban.
"So, we are negotiating with the Taliban. We've been negotiating with them for a while. We will see what happens. It's a chance of making a deal. It is a chance,” Trump said, as quoted by AP.
This follows a public announcement by US Defense Secretary Esper last week that an agreement for a seven-day reduction in violence was on the table at the US-Taliban talks, and also an AP report citing high-level officials saying that President Trump had "conditionally" approved a peace agreement being discussed in Doha, Qatar.
The expectation is that a signed peace deal between the US and the Taliban will lead to intra-Afghan talks.
The Afghan government has begun work on forming a peace-negotiating team with the Taliban, said Waheed Omar, director general of the president's office of public and strategic affairs.
“The government will determine authorities of the negotiating team. The team will have about 15 members,” said Omar.
The peace-negotiating team will handle the technical aspects of the talks and the final decision will be taken in Kabul, said Omar, amid reports that the peace deal between the US and Taliban will be “finalized” next week.
“The Taliban are fighting with the Afghan govt. If they don't agree to talk with the Afghan govt, there are no peace negotiations,” said Omar.
Meanwhile, a number of politicians have said that the Afghan government should make sure an inclusive peace-negotiating team is formed to avoid any possible obstacles in the process.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Addressing a ceremony marking the 26th anniversary of the then USSR troops withdrawal from the country, the second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh called the announcement of the final result of the presidential election as a victory for republic system and democracy in the country
The vice president emphasized that election period has been finished since the Independent Electon Commission announced the final results, asking the electoral teams to accept the decision and pave the way for a new season of unity and cohesion.
“I ask everyone to respect the legal competencies of the electoral institutions and their decisions and pave the way for development of the country,” he added.
He also assured people that the new government will provide the opportunity for mass participation of the people in the system, thanking Afghan people, electoral teams and bodies for practicing their votes and institutionalization of the democratic process.
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The national defense ministry said several hideouts and large drugs factories of Taliban were destroyed in Ghazni .
According to defense ministry to BNA, the commando forces carried out clearing operation in outskirt of Moqor District, Ghazni, in which several hideout of Taliban and large drug factories were destroyed.
Likewise, in the operation, huge explosives, two motorbikes, a vehicle and numerous of war equipment and military uniforms were seized by commando forces.
T. Yarzada

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The anti-narcotic police arrested eight people on suspicion of selling and drug trafficking from various parts of the country.
Interior ministry with releasing a statement said, the people have been detained in several clearing operations from outskirt of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Ghor, Faryab, Maidan-Wardak , Khost and Balkh provinces.
8 hashish, 3kg opium, and numerous of heroin were seized from the detainees.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 20 February 2020 07:00

Armed Oppositions Detained in Logar Operation

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The police special contingent forces arrested four armed oppositions in Logar last night.
Interior ministry press office told BNA, the special contingent forces carried out clearing operation in outskirt of Barakibarak district, Logar, four insurgents including three senior associates of Taliban terrorist group were arrested.
Likewise, the police special contingent forces in two operations which was carried out in Pul-e-Alam of Logar, discovered and seized different types of weapons.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Kandahar (BNA)  In two raids of Afghan Security Forces on Taliban hideouts in Kandahar, four Taliban were killed and six others were wounded.
The Taliban were suppressed in suburb of Maiwand district bazaar.
Atal army corps in south of country with releasing a statement said, two hideouts of Taliban with all war equipment have been destroyed.
According to the army corps, the insurgents were targeted by air and ground raids of Afghan Security Forces.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 20 February 2020 06:58

Armed Taliban Killed in Urozgan Battles

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Trenkot (BNA) Five armed Taliban were killed and four others have been injured in a clash in Urozgan last night.
The clash occurred in Dehrawod district while security troops attacked on convey of Taliban.
Atal army corps in south of country with releasing a statement said, dozens of weapons of Taliban were also seized in the clash.
According to another report, the security troops of Urozgan discovered and confiscated 13 mines from main roads of the province and prevented from a series of blast on civilians.
T. Yarzada

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