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Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:49

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Armed conflicts and terrorist activities have destructive consequences that have made the access of people in to public services limited even impossible in certain situation.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes World Health Organization announced that since the beginning of 2019 with increasing of conflicts and targeting medical centers in Afghanistan 111 medical centers have been closed in the country.
WHO also has said that since the start of 2019 till now 87 medical institutions in 18 province and 53 districts have been targeted by terrorist attacks, as a result of which 132 medical centers completely damaged and 29 medical centers partly destroyed.  During this period 14 medical personnel have lost their lives and 12 other wounded.
This report has been released in a time, just a few days ago unidentified armed people casting fire on a girls’ school in Shakerdar district Kabul province and morning of the other a school in Mazar- I - Sharif became the target of a hand – bomb.
With the continuation of war in the country, the privet and national infrastructures including training medical and commercial centers   have been damaged in the country. 
With destruction of public institutions thousands of compatriots deprive from access in to public services.
Our people believe that destruction of infrastructures and imposing economic losses to the people are the major objectives of terrorist groups.
The terrorist groups with ruthless killing of civilians and destructing and looting their prosperities have proved that they are fighting against people. 
With continuation of armed opposition groups’ activities, training system and presenting medical, social and economic services to people severely decreased, this only leads to meet the enemies’ objectives.
A number of intelligence services of countries of the region are trying to prevent the progress of Afghanistan using any means and this is one of their priorities.
The terrorist groups who work according to instructions of those intelligence services are the main force and means to meet their illegal goals and objectives.
Considering the evil goals of the enemies and their mercenaries, the public utility properties severely needed to be protected. They should not be used as political and military objectives but should considered as public assets and protect them.
Taliban who consider themselves as a part of people should commit that no more destroy public utility projects. 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kandahar (BNA)  Ten Taliban terrorist group were killed in several clashes of afghan security forces in Kandahar province last night.
The conflicts occurred in Speenboldak and Khakrez districts, while Taliban stormed on a convoy of security forces.
ANA top commander in Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, ten insurgents were killed in the clashes.
No any harm and casualties sustained to security troops and civilians in the conflicts.
Another report says, a series of blasts were prevented in Kandahar province.
Security officials discovered and defused nine mines from crowded ways of Kandahar province and prevented from series of deadly events.
No one has been detained in the connection of failed mine planting.
Taliban are responsible for the planting mines.
T. Yarzada

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, a security meeting attended by Chief of National Directorate of Security, Mohammad Massum Stanekzay and representatives of other security organs, was held here on Wednesday, his office said.
The meeting discussed issues about how to tighten security of the upcoming Ashura and the Martyrs Week, with the security representatives shared their plans and assured the vice-president of full security on the occasion in the capital and provinces.
At the meeting it’s emphasized that a coordination between the people and the security organs should be made to overcome any security threats during the future ceremonies.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Deputy minister of youth affairs for ministry of information and culture Mohammad Ajml Shahpoor met with a number of young ambassadors of independence in Kabul.
In the meeting, young ambassadors from a number of provinces of the country briefed related to activities and widely participation of youth in marking the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan Independence in their home provinces.
Praising the deputy ministry of youth affairs for cooperation and instruction in better celebration of the day, young ambassadors asked deputy minister of youth affairs to select a number of young ambassadors of independence as members of deputy ministry’s consultative committee.  Deputy minister of youth affairs thanked the young ambassadors for their efforts towards gloriously holding the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan Independence, saying that young ambassador of independence are real players of peace in Afghan society and changing combat thoughts of generations involved in war to peace and unity.
Deputy Minister of youth affairs also promised to address demands and suggestions made by young ambassadors of independence in the meeting.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Bazarak (BNA) In the first six months of this year, four public utility projects work have been launched in Panjshir province.
These projects include the construction of rural roads, construction of guesthouses for municipality, customer service center and library, will be implemented in Onaba, Rokha districts and Bazarak of Panjshir .
Mohammad Mansoor Onabi deputy governor of Panjshir told BNA, these four public utility projects cost over 150,000 dollars, funded by local good government program.
T. Yarzada

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Aibak (BNA) The construction work of 27 welfare projects were completed by national citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Samangan province.
According to BNA local correspondent, the projects include potable water resources, digging of wells, construction of retaining walls and water storage capacity of 5 cubic meters, have been implemented from budget of rural rehabilitation and development ministry in Hazrat Sultan District of that province at the cost of more than 28 million Afghanis.
Mohammad Hashem Modaqiq governor of Hazrat Sultan District said, with implementation of the projects, the problems of 6700 families were solved from potable water.
Work opportunities were also provided for 100 people.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  With completion work of a citation wall at length 325 meter, dozens of agricultural lands were protected from flood damages in Kapisa province.
Feraidon Azhand spokesman of rural development ministry told BNA, a citation wall has been constructed by national citizenship program of rural rehabilitation and development ministry at the cost of nearly two million Afghanis in Nejrab district.
During construction work of this wall, work opportunities were provided for 1388 people, and 117 families have benefited from facilities of the project.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 22 August 2019 10:45

Taliban Attack Repealed in Kunduz

Thursday, August 22, 209
Kunduz (BNA) Attack of Taliban repulsed with inflecting huge damages to insurgents in Kunduz province last night.
Sayeed Sarwar Hosaini spokesman for Kunduz security commandment told BNA, Taliban stormed from several endurance to police checkpoints in 3rd zone police of Kunduz province, which were faced with sever resistance of afghan security forces.
In the attack, five Taliban were killed, seven injured and other insurgents were fled the site, he said.
He added that, the body of a Taliban with weapons was still remained on the battlefield.
T. Yarzada

Monday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Almost hundred years ago, Afghanistan gained its independence from British Empire. People at home and abroad reacted to this great historic event. Inside Afghanistan, fellow citizens reacted to this great national epic by celebrations and expression of their support of the Afghan youth regime and King Amanullah Khan. After gaining freedom, an independent, proud and developed Afghanistan was considered as the most important goal of the Afghan government and the nation. Moreover, the overseas movements of liberation in the region and the Islamic world affected by this important event, which had abandoned the legend of the invincibility of the British Empire, which used as a powerful motivator for strengthening and expanding liberation movements in their countries. This event created sparks of hope in other Asian countries at a time when they were under political and economic domination of foreign powers. Indian liberators, especially Indian Muslims, interpreted the independence of Afghanistan as a good omen and demanded the revival of the Islamic caliphate, which was abandoned after the victory of Mustafa Kamal in Turkey, led by King Amanullah Khan. Later, this has diminished the relationship between the Afghan youth regime with the Soviet Union.
It is worth to mention that the value and importance of Afghanistan’s independence at international level was revealed during the six months of King Amanullah’s journey to Europe.
When King Amanullah arrived in Egypt, the Egyptians and the reputable newspapers recognized the visit of Afghanistan’s king to Egypt as a historic event and a great honor for the Egyptian people, and welcomed him as a champion of the Islamic world. All this welcome and respect in reality was a kind of praise and appreciation of the heroism and courage of the poor, the oppressed and the unheard nation who, with all the incapacity rise and broke up the first circle of British colonialism with incredible courage, and moved in line with independent political and economic life. Undoubtedly, this courageous act to other nations of the world was more like a myth than the truth. In many countries, King Amanullah was encouraged and loved by people and their leaders as a mythical hero. For instance, when King Amanullah arrived in Iran, during the meetings and visits to the Iranian people, they showed so much affection and sincerity on their part that even made Reza Shah jealous and anxious.
He wished that king Amanullah Khan should leave his country as soon as possible, so that, these visits would not cause the insurgency and dissatisfaction of the people against him.
Furthermore, the European countries expressed their interest in meeting with King Amanullah and to establish political, economic and cultural relations with the new and independent government of Afghanistan.
In particular, British competitors in Europe, which included Germany and France called for widespread political, economic, and cultural relations with Afghanistan.
It is noteworthy that gaining independence from British Empire gave special authority and prestige to Afghanistan at international level. As German President Paul von Hindenburg presented the flag of the country to King Amanullah during the military parade held in honor of the national day of Germany. Further, when King Amanullah visited Paris, he was offered by the Mayor of Paris to sleep on Napoleon Bonaparte’s bed on the first night of his stay in the city, and he was given the title Napoleon of the East.
On the other hand, the British authorities committed to offer significant grants including economic cooperation to Afghanistan during the visit of King Amanullah from London if the king avoid his travel to Moscow. Nevertheless, King Amanullah refused all these offers to reveal the unconditional independence of Afghanistan and departed to Moscow. During his visits and signing of bilateral agreements with soviet authorities, he succeeded to further strengthen the bilateral ties between the states.
The Afghan youth regime has achieved international trust and credibility by gaining freedom from the British Empire and establishment of an independent state.
Bezhan Azam
Ansari


 

Monday August 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a foreign policy hawk and close ally of President Trump, warned the White House against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in a deal with the Taliban.
“American service members are not acting as policemen in Afghanistan. They are the front-line defense for America against the reemergence of radical Islamist groups who wish to attack the American homeland,” Graham said in a statement. “To trust the Taliban to control al-Qaeda, ISIS-K, and other radical Islamist groups present in Afghanistan – as a replacement for a US counter-terrorism force – would be a bigger mistake than Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal.”
“Any peace agreement which denies the US a robust counter-terrorism capability in Afghanistan is not a peace deal. Instead, it is paving the way for another attack on the American homeland and attacks against American interests around the world,” he added.
“President Trump should learn from President Obama’s mistakes. Be smart, take your time, and listen to your national security team.”
Graham has long advocated for a more muscular foreign policy, including advocating for strong U.S. intervention in the Middle East, saying a physical force in the region is needed to prevent terrorist attacks from reaching the mainland. He was harshly critical of President Obama’s decision to withdraw from Iraq, saying the move helped lead to the rise of groups like ISIS.
Graham’s statement comes after reports surfaced that Trump was set to meet with his national security team Friday afternoon to discuss a pending peace agreement with the Taliban. A senior official noted to reporters that Trump has “been pretty clear” about his desire to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the special envoy for Afghan peace talks, has been negotiating with the Taliban for months on a deal to end America’s war in Afghanistan that would see a withdrawal of troops in exchange for assurances from the group that it would not let the country become a base for terrorist organizations to launch attacks against the U.S.
Khalilzad said the last round of talks earlier this month was “productive,” though a deal’s finalization has been hindered by the Taliban’s refusal of inter-Afghan talks that the U.S. has pushed.
The Pentagon has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan on a dual mission of both training, advising and assisting local forces in the fight against the Taliban and running counterterrorism operations against groups like al Qaeda and ISIS.
Thehill
Ansari 

 

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