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Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:44

Martyrs’ Families Received Aids in Ghazni

Thursday December 12, 2019
GHAZNI CITY (BNA) Cash have been donated to dozens martyrs and injuries families in central Ghazni province.
Ahmad Khan Sirat spokesperson of Ghazni police chief told BNA correspondent, ordered by Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 9,750 million Afghanis have been distributed to 50 martyrs and 87 injuries families in Ghazni province.
During the distribution of the aids while Ghazni police chief and head of provincial council of Ghazni were prevent, governor of Ghazni said, the cash donated aiming to president Ghani condolence with martyrs and injuries families.
Each martyrs family have received 100,000 Afghanis and each injure family have received 50,000 Afghanis.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:44

Taliban Key Associate Detained in Farah

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Farah (BNA) The security officials of Farah detained a key associate of Taliban terrorist group yesterday.
Mohibullah Mohib police spokesman of Farah told BNA correspondent, Mullah Mosa an active member of Taliban terrorist group who has been instrumental in many destructive and terrorist activities in Poshtrod District, and suburban villages of Farah province, has been detained from outskirt of Karji village center of that province.
In his initial investigation, the man confessed to staging several terrorist attacks on security posts.
T. Yarzada


Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:43

Taliban Suffered Casualties in Ghazni

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Five Taliban militants were killed in air strike of security troops in Ghazni province last night.
Emal Momand acting spokesman of Thunder 203 army corps told BNA, the militants were killed in air strike of security troops in Moqor District, Ghazni province.
Two other insurgents have been injured in the strike, said Momand.
According to another report, the defense and security troops in a clash with Taliban in Dorani region, Nerkh District Maidan-Wardak province, seized three rockets launchers and 280 PK machine guns.
Meanwhile, a group of Thunder 203 army corps de-miners discovered and confiscated three mines from outskirt of Khost province.
T. Yarzada


Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:43

Car Packed Explosive Discovered in Kabul

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  The police officials of Kabul discovered a car packed explosives from 9th precinct yesterday.
Nasrat Rahimi spokesman for interior ministry told BNA correspondent, the police officials of Kabul discovered a car packed explosives and suicide vests from 9th precinct, 12 suicide vests, 2 Kalashnikovs, several bombs and military equipment have been seized from the car.
No one has been detained in the connection of the case.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) Eight armed oppositions associated to Taliban group were killed in an air strike in east of the country last night.
The insurgents were targeted on their hideouts in Manogi district, Kunar while destructive actions.
ANA top commander in east of the country told BNA, in the raids, eight insurgents associated to Taliban group were killed.
Another report says, a weapons cache of Taliban was discovered in Kunar province.
The cache was kept in a hideout of Soki district.
Several heavy and light weapons of the Taliban were discovered.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:42

28 Terrorists Killed in Ghor Air & Ground Raids

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ferozkoh (BNA)  In  widespread air and ground attacks of security troops  on Taliban strongholds in Ghor province, 28 armed terrorists were killed .
In the raids, six strongholds of the terrorists with all war equipment have been demolished.
Military officials of Ghor said that heavy casualties sustained to terrorists, and most of them moved to other provinces.
ANA senior commander in Zafar army corps in west of the country told BNA, in the raids, 28 Taliban militants were killed and dozens others have been injured.
Six strongholds of the terrorists with all war equipment have been destroyed.
T. Yarzada

Friday November 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The United States said on Wednesday that it is committed to defeating the ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) in Afghanistan, along with its partners in the war-torn country, and noted the "real" progress in terms of the number of members of the terror outfit surrendering to the Afghan security forces.
"Reporting from #Afghanistan shows that the continued offensive on ISIS-K has resulted in an increasing number of fighters and their families surrendering to the Afghan security forces. Progress is real, but we remain vigilant," US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells, tweeted.
"Together with our Afghan partners, the United States is committed to the enduring defeat of ISIS-K in #Afghanistan. We've seen noteworthy progress on the battlefield in the last several weeks, especially in challenging areas like #Nangharhar," she said in a follow-up tweet.
Last week, ten ISIS-K terrorists surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province and handed over 10 AK-47 assault rifles to them. The development came days after hundreds of terrorists from the outfit surrendered to the security forces in the province, Khaama Press Agency reported.
Afghanistan's Defence Ministry had earlier announced that over 600 ISIS terrorists and their family members surrendered to the security forces in eastern Nangarhar province.


Friday, 29 November 2019 11:36

MD Helicopters Increases Afghan Deliveries

Friday November 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) MD Helicopters has delivered the final five MD 530F Cayuse Warriors to the Afghan Air Force that were part of a 30-aircraft order placed in September 2017, the comany announced on Monday. The order was part of a $1.4 billion, five-year IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract. Sixty 530Fs have been delivered to the Afghan Air Force.
The aircraft are shipped to Afghanistan via Boeing 747 freighter from MD’s assembly plant in Mesa, Arizona, to Kandahar, where they are reassembled and readied for flight. MD has 24 aircraft contracted via the IDIQ contract and future deliveries remain on schedule.
“The iconic MD Helicopters airframe was born to serve the warfighter,” said MD CEO Lynn Tilton. “As a proud American manufacturer with a decades-long pedigree of delivering best-in-class rotorcraft options, we remain committed to the ongoing delivery of robust light scout attack helicopter solutions to U.S. and allied nations around the world.”

Friday November 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Hundreds of Afghans gathered at UN-backed events across the country to decry violence against women and girls, and to strategize on practical steps to put an end to harmful traditional practices in Afghanistan.
The events, leading up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the start of the UN’s campaign of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, drew hundreds of religious leaders, civil society members, human rights activists, legal professionals and government officials.
Together, participants in televised debates, radio programs and other gatherings voiced their support for the human rights of women and discussed ways to raise awareness about the negative impact of harmful traditional practices on communities across the country.
During one of the events that was televised in Herat, participants underscored that harmful traditional practices – which include child marriage, forced marriage, the giving away of girls to settle disputes, forced isolation in the home and ‘honor’ killings – not only violate the rights of women and girls but also must have no place in Afghan society.
“Harmful traditions must be stopped,” said Wasi Saeedi, head of a women’s association in the western province. “We need a grassroots campaign, supported by religious and community leaders, to put an end to these bad traditions.”
At an event in the central province of Maydan Wardak, Habibullah Ahmadi, a gender officer in the provincial governor’s office, described how gender-based violence and discrimination continue to deter not only women’s development but also society.
“Gender-based discrimination prevents our society from having female doctors, female teachers and policewomen,” he said in a radio broadcast aired locally in the province.
In Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar, a panellist and women’s rights activist, Mastora Stanekzai, recommended in a televised broadcast that community education on the rights of women be considered critical in addressing gender-based violence.
“Unfortunately, violence against women is not seen as a crime in our communities,” said Stanekzai. “If men are taught that violence against women is a punishable crime, they will refrain from doing it.”
In other events across Afghanistan, participants expressed similar views, including in a televised programme in the eastern province of Kunar. “Lack of awareness about the rights of women is the biggest problem for many families,” said Sarajulhaq, an official in Kunar’s Department of Women’s Affairs.
Afghanistan has made strides in addressing women’s rights with legislation and in other areas, but much remains to be achieved as Afghan women continue face violence and discrimination. Many structural barriers – including poverty, inequality, illiteracy, harmful traditional practices and violent extremism – make women, especially those in remote provinces, especially susceptible to violence and abuse.
The UN maintains that alongside effective legal and institutional mechanisms for women’s access to justice, stopping violence against women requires an effort from everyone, not only acting but also speaking out against violence in homes, workplaces and social settings.
Events and activities for the 16 Days of Activism campaign, organized by UNAMA’s regional offices across the country, are scheduled to conclude on 10 December, International Human Rights Day.
UNAMA continues to work with advocacy groups and institutions – including religious leaders, youth groups, women’s groups and local media outlets – to create platforms, using radio, social media and television, to enable Afghans to engage in dialogue on pressing issues affecting their communities.
In accordance with its mandate as a political mission, UNAMA supports the Afghan people and government to achieve peace and stability. UNAMA backs conflict prevention and resolution, promoting inclusion and social cohesion, as well as strengthening regional cooperation. The Mission supports effective governance, promoting national ownership and accountable institutions that are built on respect for human rights.

Friday November 29, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Turkish TV series are breaking ratings records in Afghanistan, where Indian series were once mostly broadcast.
Afghans enjoy watching action, crime, romance and drama shows as they see Turkish culture and the Turkish family structure as similar to their own.
Afghan television, which is sensitive in the selection of series, prefers those that are suitable for Afghan culture to avoid a backlash from Islamic communities and Taliban supporters.
- Locals like to watch
Turkish TV series are translated and broadcast in Persian and Pashto among 50 local and national TV channels in Afghanistan.
One such series, ‘Dirilis Ertugrul’, known as ‘Uprising in Afghanistan’, tells the story of how the Ottoman Empire was established and is broadcast on three channels once a week.
‘Cukur’ (Pit) is another favored Turkish series in Afghanistan. Broadcast on the Tolo channel, it has high ratings and its impact can also be seen in daily life.
Other well-known series include ‘Paramparca’ (Shattered), ‘Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki’ (As Time Passes By), ‘Muhteşem Yüzyıl’ (Magnificent Century) and ‘Sen Anlat Karadeniz’ (You Tell Me Black Sea).
- Influence of popular culture on fashion
Icons and characters from Turkish series are printed on t-shirts and sweaters to attract more followers.
Turkish TV series have a considerable impact on Afghan people, store owner Milad Ahmad Giyasi in Kabul told Anadolu Agency.
Giyasi said he orders clothes printed with related icons and characters as they are preferred more than casual clothing.
- Impact on bilateral relationship
Cultural, historical and religious similarities between Turkey and Afghanistan have led to high demand for Turkish products, said Caner Bozat, commercial counselor at Turkey’s embassy in Kabul.
“While Turkish products are rated in the high price segment and appeal to high-income groups, we have observed that demand for Turkish products has increased from the middle- and lower-income groups as a result of the effects of the Turkish series,” Bozat said.
He said most Afghans want to visit Turkey and see the places shown in the series.
“We can see that Turkish TV series have started being watched via satellite or on the internet through Turkish channels, which leads to children willing to learn and speak Turkish,” he added.
Anadolue Agency

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