22 January 2017

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Saturday January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has claimed that Taliban purchased American weaponry and equipment from Afghan soldiers. The issue should be investigating seriously, because being indifference and silence against such accusations seriously affects the moral of the troops of the country.
BNA analyst of military affairs commenting on the issue write, recently SIGAR releasing a report claimed the existence of corruption among Afghan security forces. SIGAR in its report claims that Taliban purchase American made weapons and equipment from Afghan soldiers and the territories under the control of state have reduced 62% during the last two years. He adds that America has spent more than 8 billion dollars for eradication of narcotic drugs but still poppy cultivation has remained as a serious problem. In spite of that no one can ignore, the existence of corruption and other problems in Afghanistan. It would be of great importance to mention that some of the allegations or reports without sharing with Afghan relevant military authorities, can badly affect the moral of Afghan soldiers, who are fighting against terrorism  in expense of their lives not only in defense of our national interests but the region. Terrorism is not only an Afghan or regional problem, but threats the world as whole. 
SIGAR releasing the claim of selling of American weaponries to Taliban exactly in time, Afghan military authorities have repeatedly have complained about the shortage weapons and other military ammunitions  and even the international donors have confirmed that  Afghan security forces have been suffering from shortage of military weapons and other military ammunitions. Then how they commit such heinous act or selling their weapons to the enemies whose aim is killing Afghan security forces? Assessing the ways of Americans’ expenditures may be the right of SIGAR, but it accuses Afghan soldiers who so far heroically fight against terrorists who seeking to destroy Afghanistan and extend terrorism in to other countries. SIGAR should carry out its activities in coordination with Afghan relevant authorities and it should share the result of its investigation with military authorities ahead of reporting to media, otherwise, it causes mistrust among military staff and badly affect the moral of Afghan military personnel.
The people who have accused for selling military weaponry and equipment to the enemies are soldiers who are fighting to rescue the world from the evil of terrorism and extremism. A great number of political, military experts and civil society activists firmly believe that there are certain objectives behind such reports. Today, Taliban have been using as a means by other countries to achieve their objectives in the region. Without doubt, for equipping Taliban, those countries are seeking ways, probably they for keeping secret the real sources that provide weapon and military ammunitions for Taliban, falsely claim that Taliban purchase weapons from Afghan security personnel. It should mention that the local authorities and people repeatedly claimed that unidentified helicopters, support armed oppositions in providing weapons and transportation of their personnel.
On the other hand, SIGAR released its report exactly in time Mr. Trump US president-elect starts it work in White House. Releasing such a report may be an enticing matter for the working team of the new president. The Afghan people especially army and security forces of Afghanistan who are shedding their lives against terrorism to rescue not only their country but also the entire world from the evil of that notorious phenomenon forever ask their leaders to extensively assess the SIGAR’s report and inform the people about, in order to reduce psychological war against Afghan people.
Nematullah Nemat    
 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Ghazni City (BNA) Afghan security forces succeeded to arrest seven kidnappers in southern Ghazni province yesterday.
Gen. Aminullah Amarkhail security commander of Ghazni told BNA reporter, the kidnappers were abducted a person resident of Qara Bagh district of Ghazni province and requested money for releasing him from his family.
He added, the abductors while receiving money from his family were arrested by security forces of Ghazni in Shah Joy district of Zabul province.
 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 53 armed oppositions were killed and 30 others were wounded following military operations conducted by Afghan security personnel within the last 24 hours in different parts of the country.
Ministry of National Defense press office reported BNA, the operations were launched with support of Afghan air and artillery forces in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Kapisa, Paktika, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Farah, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh and Helmand provinces.
The bodies of 26 ISIS and Al-Qaeda loyalists were among the dead, the source added.
More than 18 suspicious were detained during the operations as well.
Some weapons and explosive material belonging Taliban terrorist group have been discovered and destroyed following the operations.
 

Saturday January 21, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Officials of the ministry for defense said, ‘with conducting extensive operations and in consider with new operational plans, 1396 is expected to be a good year on security viewpoint and threats will be decreased.’
Brig. Gen. Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesperson to the ministry of defense said that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) were fully ready to ensure security throughout the country and would spare no effort in this regard. In consider with new operational plans, he added we assure our countrymen that 1396 would be a good year on security viewpoint and peace will be restored throughout the country. The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) could launch many operations in different provinces, as since beginning Safaq-e-Dowom Operation started on 1st Qaus, they could clear many districts of Nangarhar, Nouristan, Badakhshan, Daikundi and Badghis provinces from insurgents, he continued. Fortunately, the Afghan National Army achievements have been eye-catching during operations, due to which, many key commanders of the Taliban have been killed and some others arrested, he went on to say. Likewise, the enemies were trying to take the control of almost 6 provinces of the country, but they faced the ANDSF resistance and failed to reach their goals, he stated.
In fact, terrorism is a security challenge that not only threatens Afghanistan, but the region and the world as a whole, he said, adding but the Afghan security forces are fully ready to fight this phenomenon.
He added we are making effort not to harm the civilians during operations, because, the insurgent groups have always used the civilians’ houses to reach their vicious goals—a move that caused to slow the operations.
Furthermore, we will continue our operations in all insecure areas and the enemies must know that Afghanistan has a strong government and nothing can face it with problem, he added. Taj Mohammad Jahid, the minister of interior has recently said, ‘we are faced with many challenges and security threats, and the enemies have further focused on suicide attacks, thus, the ANDSF will do much to foil the enemies malicious designs and decrease the threats.’ The Afghan security forces are making effort to better ensure security throughout the country, but to reach their goal, they should take all necessary measures and seriously fight challenges and security threats.
Suraya Raiszada
 

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