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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:33

3 Oppositions Killed

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Trenkot (BNA) In a clash between Taliban and local police in Urozgan province, three oppositions were killed. 
Fareed Ayel the spokesman of police chief of that province said BNA, the clash happened in the Sarkhom area, Trenkot city in which 3 oppositions were killed. 
According to Ayel, quantity of weapons and ammunition were also seized. 
There were no casualties among security forces and civilians. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:30

Local Commander Killed

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mahmoodraqi (BNA) A local commander was killed by Taliban in Tagab district last night. 
The commander was killed on charges of ties with government in Pashagul area, Tagab district. 
Mawlavi Abdul Momen Muslim head of peace committee of Kapisa said BNA; assassination of the commander was carried out in response to the visit from Kapisa governor who asked the people specially the youths to work for peace and security in their region. 
It is said that governor of Kapisa went to Tagab district yesterday and talked about the military achievements of recent days in which 20 Taliban were killed and 8 others arrested and praised achievement of national forces. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:29

12 Taliban Arrested

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Pul-e-Alam (BNA) 12 armed Taliban were arrested in Logar province last night.
The commander of coordination center of Logar said BNA, the Taliban were arrested in a combined operation by Afghan and foreign troops from Zyarat Khwaja Ali village, Charkh district. 
The source said, a computer, a photograph camera were seized. 
They were bland for insecurity and harassing the people there. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:27

ASF Kills 21 Rebels

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 21 Taliban were killed in a clash by Afghan Security Forces.
Interior ministry press office said BNA, the Afghan Security Forces in the last 24 hours conducted 9 operations in the relevant area of Nangarhar, Baghlan, Kandahar, Zabul, Urozgan, Maidan-Wardak, Logar, Herat and Helmand provinces as a result of which 21 Taliban were killed, 5 wounded and 21 others arrested. 
It should be said 10 Kalashnikovs, a rocket launcher, a suicide vest full of explosives, 6 antipersonnel mines and a motorbike full of explosives were seized. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) A commander of Taliban was killed and another arrested by coalition forces yesterday. 
The Shamshad 202 police zone said BNA, coalition forces carried out an operation in Toto village, Khogyani district of Nangarhar province, in which a Taliban commander Sayed Alam was killed and Ezatullah another commander was arrested. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:25

Two Taliban Commanders Killed

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Two Taliban commanders were killed in an  air strike of coalition forces in Kapisa province yesterday.
According to Shamshad 202 police zone, Mawlavi Azam and Mowlavi Shamshad two commanders of Taliban were identified by coalition forces during planting of mine and killed in Mohibkhail area, Tagab district. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 18 February 2013 11:34

35 Taliban Joined Peace Process

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kabul (BNA) 35 Taliban were joined peace process in Herat province yesterday. 
Noorkhan Nekzad police spokesman of Herat said BNA, the joined Taliban in peace process conducted anti-state activities in Shindand and Obas districts. 
According to the source, the group headed by Mullah Nasir a senior commander of Taliban gives up fighting and joined along with their weapons to peace process. 
The commander of the group Mullah Nasir said BNA, since the security responsibility of a number of districts in Herat handed over to Afghan and foreign forces they had no rolled there, therefore they stopped anti-state activities and joined the government forces.
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The political deputy minister of foreign affairs in a head of delegation left Kabul for New Delhi to participate in a tripartite summit of Afghan, Indian, and USA leaders.
Jaweed Lodeen political deputy minister of foreign affairs, leaving Kabul to Delhi said BNA reporter in Kabul International Airport, the aim of the visit is to participate the tripartite summit of Afghan, American and Indian leaders.
The participants of this tripartite conference will talk and discuss on issues related to security, economy, cultural and transit issues. 
The conference which be held in Delhi tomorrow hosted by Indian foreign ministry. 
It is being said that it is the 2nd round of tripartite conference which the first one held in Afghanistan’s consulate in New York City of America. 
The Delhi conference will continue for two days.
T. Suraya-Yarzada

Monday, 18 February 2013 07:15

Editorial

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The recent speech by Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan once again made it clear that the Afghan security sources are capable of ensuring peace and security in their homeland.
BNA commenting on the issue writes:
President Karzai addressing the officers and students of military academy explicitly said, when the foreign forces withdraw from the country by the end of 2014 a new chapter will be opened in political life of Afghans.
He said, the security forces of the country are resolute to shoulder all security responsibilities and to defend the national values. Meanwhile he talked about measures adopted for the success of this process.

President Karzai while speaking with confidence, addressing the security personnel calling them the guards of the territory and borders of the country added, in presence of such brave sons, there is no need for existence of any foreign troops in the country. 
President Karzai believes police and army forces have been seen great changes and developments, during the last ten years.
Mr. Karzai in his speech once again severely criticized some media that by publication of false and baseless information try to show the situation in the country after 2014 insecure and tense. While leaving the foreign forces from Afghanistan removes all pretexts for continuation of war and bloodshed and provides all opportunities for peace, progress and development of the country.
The other issue, president Karzai focused on was the capacity building of the security personnel. The president emphasized on the issue, while prior to Mujahideen victory, Afghanistan had a strong army but due to foreign conspiracies and conducting factional disputes the army collapsed and the long standing enemies of the country achieved their evil goals. So, considering the situation of the region, establishing a strong army should be one of the urgent priorities of Afghan state and its entire people.  Therefore, to implement this urgent priority in to practice, it is the obligation of Afghan government and its relevant organs in compete unity without any discrimination work towards establishing such a strong army to be able to defend the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country and to rid the country from further dependency to the support of foreign forces; because, the assistance and support of foreigners mostly follow certain goals to ensure their own  interests in the region.
Also, the reaction of Afghan authorities among them president Karzai against the continuing casualties among civilians during combat operations is another sensitive issue needs to focus on, because it has been so far a serious problem between international forces and Afghan government.
The president expressing concern over the casualties among civilians ordered that from now on the Afghan forces in no situation can ask for the air support of foreign forces, because air attacks mostly have casualties and losses among civilians. This decision will further decrease the role of foreign troops in military operations and will further increase the need for the capacity building and equipping Afghan security forces which is the highest objective of Afghanistan, because it is due to the responsibility of all military operations to be handed over to Afghan forces by the upcoming spring.
But admitting such responsibilities requires an air defense system to be provided to carry out operation as it needed. Unfortunately, Afghan army is lack of such a force, therefore, it’s the duty of Afghan government and relevant organs to fill this gap as soon as possible. 
Written By: Khalil Minawe BNA Director     
 

Monday, February 18, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The commander of NATO-led forces, General Josef Dunford has welcomed the remarks of President Hamid Karzai in which he called for halting air strikes on residential areas.
Addressing the leadership conference of defense ministry here yesterday, President Karzai while condemning the air raid in Shigal district of Kunar province which left 14 civilians dead and injured the president called upon NATO-led troops to stop air attack on residential areas. “I summoned the NATO-led forces commander and questioned him.
The commander told me the Afghan forces sought air support,” President Karzai in his address.
President Karzai also stated, “In no circumstance, Afghan forces can’t call for air support from foreign troops”.
General Dunford while supporting president Karzai’s remarks said other ways to be sought in supporting Afghan security forces.
The commander also noted that the civilians’ casualties have been considerably reduced due to precautionary measures.