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Saturday, 30 November 2019 10:47

ASF Target Taliban Rebels in Urozgan

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Tenkoit (BNA) Nine Taliban rebels were killed in a clash by Afghan Security Forces in Urozgan province.
The rebels were suppressed in Trencot city center of Urozgan province late last night.
Media office of Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, nine Taliban rebels were killed and another has been injured.
It is said that no any harm and casualties incurred to security forces and civilians in the clash.
Likewise, a series of blasts were prevented in Urozgan province this morning.
Police of the province discovered and defused ten mines from crowded ways of the province and prevented from a series of deadly events.
No one has been arrested in the connection of failed mine planting.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Part of artefacts of national gallery that have been repaired was displayed at one day exhibition held the other day in Kabul.
The artefacts were damaged during the regime of Taliban.
In the exhibition, 31 relics including works of calligraphy and painting that have been repaired by foreign experts with close cooperation of national gallery, civil society and British Council were displayed.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, president Cultural advisor Zarin Inzor by praising the respective organs for their initiative and works in repairing and preserving the artefacts hoped all works and relics that were damaged during the Taliban regime would be repaired.
Meanwhile, head of the Culture Foundation and Civil Society Timor Shah Hakimyar said that nearly 210 relics have been damaged during the Taliban regime, adding that 150 of them were repairable and now 31 of them have been repaired and were displayed in the exhibition.
Visiting the repaired relics, deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari asked the national gallery to display the repaired artefacts showing national identity by holding few programs.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) 522 historic relics that have been obtained from traffickers were unveiled in national museum.
The relics were seized by custom personnel of Hamid Karzai International Airport.
One of the relics depending to the era of Buddhism had been submitted by a Hong Kongi researcher to deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture.
Head of national museum Fahim Rahimi said that 19 of the relics seized by NDS personnel from traffickers were displayed in the exhibition.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, deputy minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari said that cultural figures have always complained of trafficking the country’s historic relics, but today they witnessed 522 historic relics that have been seized from traffickers and displayed in national museum.
He said that the MoIC asked the world countries and individuals having the country’s historic relics to return back to Afghanistan.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, as extraordinary meeting of rule of law and anti-corruption high council was held the other day at presidential palace.
At the first part of the meeting, President Ghani talked to second vice president Sarwar Danesh, chief justice Sayed Yousuf Halim, head of independent administrative reforms and civil services commission Nadir Nadiri, head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Shahrzad Akbar, head of Afghanistan Inspection Authority Ghazal Haris and deputy of commission on overseeing the implementation of constitution Naeem Haqmal about development in investigations in connection with alleged sexual abuse in schools in Logar.
In the meeting, it was stressed that the case should be reviewed and investigated by Attorney General Office (AGO) and AIHRC and the respective organs are tasked to share their executions and measures with the people in this regard.
Also, a special committee which has been tasked in framework of AIHRC for reviewing alleged sexual harassment in a number of government institutions delivered its report to the meeting.
Afterwards, needs and priorities of judicial organs’ budget for 1399 fiscal year were discussed.
In the meeting, the country’s President said that needs and priorities of the country’s judicial organs should be included in the budget for 1399 fiscal year.
“Modality of prioritization of budget’s expends of the rule of law’s organs is significant to get touchable results from it,” President Ghani said, adding that infrastructures of the country’s judicial organs is a national program and effort should be made to strengthen the respective organs to build their capacity.
The country’s President stressed that effort should be made towards security of prospectors, judges and modality of appointment of judicial cadres and AGO.

Saturday, 30 November 2019 06:19

MoIC Condoles Death of Pashto Poet & Writer

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Leading body of the ministry of information and culture was saddened by the demise of the country’s stoical figure, top poet and writer of Pashto Ghazi Sayal, who has passed away due to illness he was suffering.
The deceased Ghazi Sayal spent years of his life in the service of the people through poetry and writing.
The ministry of information and culture in a message has considered his death as a loss, wishing the deceased paradise and patience to the deceased family and colleagues.

Saturday, 30 November 2019 06:15

US Gen. Milley Denies Leaving Soon

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  US Army Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley in a meeting with the country's Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, stressed on the need to stay in Afghanistan 'until needed' and denied some media report on the soon US troops departure from the war-torn country, said a statement from the CE office the other day.
At the Spidar Palace, both sides discussed war on terror and the Daesh defeat in eastern Afghanistan – the hotbed of the outfit, with the Chief Executive of the National Unity Government appreciating him for his country's forces long effort to train, advise and equip the country's security forces, said the statement.
"Taliban and other terrorist groups failed to reach their goals due to the capabilities of the country's security forces and cooperation of the NATO Resolute Support and Taliban and Daesh sustained heavy casualties in various parts of Afghanistan," said the CE.
Dr. Abdullah also reiterated the need for a transparent election as he termed it a guarantee to the future legal system, the statement quoted.
"Now this is up to the electoral commissions to carry out their duties with responsibility," said the statement.
Meanwhile, Gen Mark Milley US Chairman of Army Joint Chiefs of Staff reaffirmed his country's efforts to continue cooperation with the Afghan forces in fighting terrorism and said: "Some media repot that we will leave Afghanistan, but the government of the US and its army are committed to continue cooperation with the Afghan forces against terrorism threats, until needed."
"We will continue staying alongside you until you need," said the US official.
He said his country supported a lasting peace in Afghanistan and hoped their efforts could result in lasting peace in the country.
Milley also hoped the election could result in the formation of a legal system and the sides to agree on the continuation of a political process, said the statement.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) US Army Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley during his meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Thursday reaffirmed his country’s support to security and defense forces in Afghanistan and hoped that Taliban would reconcile, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Friday.
Both sides in a meeting held at the Presidential Palace in Kabul exchanged views and discussed US assistance and support to Afghan forces, peace process and war on terrorism, the statement said.
Milley termed US-Afghanistan partnership as unique and said many achievements were made as a result of their sustainable partnership and cooperation, during the past 18 years.
"Relationship among Afghanistan, the US and NATO is durable and the Afghan security and defense forces have proved their worth in difficult circumstances," said the official ensuring the conduct of neutral and honorable elections.
The country's president said Afghan forces’ recent gains against Daesh were exemplary and that 20 out of 22 districts had been cleared of Daesh elements during the country's security forces operations.
Gen. Milley said his country's forces would continue cooperation in war on terrorism and efforts continue to ensure security and safety of the two countries.
The US officials, meanwhile hoped the Taliban would renounce violence and join the reconciliation process.
“We will stand by the government and people of Afghanistan until they need us and our commitment to support Afghan forces will remain intact," the general assured.
He said his country would take further steps in complete coordination and consultation with Afghanistan.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A statement from the Presidential Palace received by The Kabul Times said Friday that President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed war on terror and congratulated Daesh defeat in Afghanistan east.
Both sides emphasized that if the Taliban were sincere in their commitment to reach a peace deal, they should accept ceasefire and 'If we want a lasting peace restored in Afghanistan, then terrorists' hideouts should be dismantled outside the country,' said the statement.
Later, both presidents appeared among the US troops at the Bagram Airport and during their speeches, praised the devotion of American troops and the Afghan security and defense forces in fighting terrorism, the statement added. 
Both leaders also called the two countries forces effort successful and eye-catching in defeating enemy, particularly Daesh in Afghanistan, said the statement.

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Taliban shadow governor for Chamtal District Balkh province was killed last night.
Abdul Ghafar Nooristani press in charge of Khas operation army corps told BNA, Shah Mohammad Jaber shadow governor of Taliban for Chamtal District, was killed in clearing operation of security troops in Aqtapa village, Charboldak district, Balkh province.
Two other insurgents were also injured in the event, he added.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, November 30, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Twenty-two Taliban militants were killed by security forces operation in Helmand province last night.
According to BNA report, security officials of Helmand said, the Taliban were suppressed by air and ground raids of security troops in Marja and Nahersaraj Districts of that province.
Numerous of heavy and light weapons were destroyed in the operation.
T. Yarzada

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