22 January 2020

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Saturday January 18, 2020

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan emphasize that talks, direct negotiations between Taliban and Afghanistan government and ceasefire are the main key mechanisms of peace process.
BNA political analyst commenting on the issue writes, President Ghani during meeting with Niels Annen, the German State Minister at the Federal Foreign Office discussed mutual interests, particular Afghanistan peace process the other day.
During the meeting President Ghani called significant peace process led by government of Afghanistan, adding Afghan-led and owned-peace process and peace is the top priority and a milestone of the government and people of Afghanistan, he underlined that dialogue, direct negotiations between government and Taliban and ceasefire are the essential components of peace process.
President Ghani added that Afghan government is working closely with the United States, Germany and other allies to put an end to the four-decade conflict in the country.
During the meeting President Ghani further added that annihilating terrorists safe hideouts, break up Taliban ties with other terrorist groups, fighting against narcotic drug and economic crimes are the other components that paves the way for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, government of Afghanistan is working with the countries in the region to build regional consensus on peace, Ghani added.
Recently, some media reported that Taliban group after several months consultations agreed on seven-day violence reduction in Afghanistan.
Sources said that Taliban political delegations share their decision with American delegations in Doha.
Before that, US delegations asked from Taliban to reduce violence and being prepared for direct negotiations with Afghanistan government.
Already, Taliban leaders called that we are ready to announce long-term ceasefire with US troops in Afghanistan, but the group rejected ceasefire with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, while Afghanistan government emphasize on ceasefire before starting peace talks, but Taliban considers short-term violence reduction.
Presidential spokesperson, Sediq Seddiqi last week tweeted, “A ceasefire is the Afghan government’s plan for beginning peace negotiations, reduction of violence does not have an accurate meaning in legal and military terms, and it is not practical, by ceasefire, we mean a ceasefire like the one established in the country two years ago, during the Eid days--it had a clear definition.”
Taliban group fears from ceasefire announcement, leaders of the group know that by declaring ceasefire the group will lose its power in US peace negotiations in Doha.
Taliban leaders for their political future and benefits are busy on bargaining with US representatives since a year in Qatar.
Afghans have endured four decades of conflicts and burn in external political games, so reduction violence in a week is a surface discussion and dose not respond the current situation.
Afghanistan people completely and permanently want to end war and violence in the country and demanded from parties involved in conflicts that by considering national interests move toward a permanent and comprehensive peace.
Reaching a durable and dignity peace is possible only by announcing ceasefire and trust on each other.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:46

Taliban Strongholds Demolished in Nangarhar

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Taliban commander with his four colleagues was killed in attack of security troops in Nangahar.
Four Taliban strongholds were demolished in the attack which was supported by the country’s air force.
The strongholds of Taliban were located in suburb of Khogyani district bazaar.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, during the operation, the security troops destroyed four strongholds of Taliban with all war equipment.
He confirmed that in the attack, the security troops killed a Taliban commander with his four colleagues.
According to reports, dozens heavy and light weapons and documents suggesting the Taliban have links to Pakistan have been seized from these centers.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:45

Armed Insurgents Killed in Nooristan Clash

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Paroon (BNA) Six armed insurgents were killed in a conflict by security troops in Nooristan province last night.
The Taliban were targeted in Wantwaigal district while abducting of a passenger bus.
Selab army corps in east of the country with releasing a statement said, six Taliban insurgents were killed.
With attack of security troops on Taliban, abduction of civilians by attackers were prevented, said the statement.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 07:43

Taliban Attack Repulsed in Nangarhar

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Planning of Taliban for organizing a blast was failed in Nangarhar.
Security officials discovered and defused a car full of explosive from a hideout of Taliban in Khogyani district.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, Taliban wanted to ues the car in a crowded road of the province, but not succeeded to their evil goal.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, 18 January 2020 06:57

Chief Executive meets Takhar & Herat Elders

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has separately met a number of elders of Takhar and Herat at Sapidar Palace.
In meeting with Takhar elders, influenced figures and elders of the province shared their problems and demands with chief executive, asking the country’s chief executive office for attention to addressing their problems and demands.
Also, a number of resident of Herat also shared their problems and demands with chief executive.
In the meeting, chief executive has promised that problems and demands shared by residents of Herat and elders of Takhar would be addressed.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau, discussed the issue of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran, BNA reported the other day.
During the telephonic conversation, the Canadian premier extended his deep condolence on the death of scores of passengers who lost their lives in the crash happened in Iran and called it a tragic and shocking incident that caused great grief for his people, the agency said.
“We should focus on the next steps; this was a positive step by the Iranian to take responsibility of the air crash, but there is a need for taking next steps,” the agency quoted Trudeau as saying.
He said the international community was waiting for the next measures in the devilment of valid researches in order to clarify where the problem, the agency quoted was.
He said Iran, besides taking responsibility of the incident, should clearly provide the way for the international researches and go ahead with the right path.
According to him, the first working group would meet on this occasion in London as he said: “We want justice implemented for the victims and the truth behind the incident be made clear. “The International community, if needed, should to revise the air aviation ruling laws and principles so that such incidents were prevented,” the agency said as quoting him. The prime minister also assured President Ghani for staying alongside Afghanistan, making effort for restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan and reduce tension in the region. During the telephonic talks, the country’s president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also expressed his condolence to the Canadian people, government and the families of the victims of the air incident and thanked the leadership, management and condolence of the Canadian prime minister in this field. “Afghanistan share its grief with you and our government and people are deeply saddened by the incident and the death of 13 Afghan national in the crash,” said the agency quoting the President. He said the international community for playing its effective role so that the rights of the victims were secured, the agency added. Expressing his support to working group, the president said: “We are part the working group, we emphasize that Iran should take on hand necessary measures, as our compatriots are demanding clearance in this field.”
He said Afghan acting minister of foreign affairs would work in coordination with Canadian delegation on the issue and added: “We want tension reduced in the region and the role of Canada is very important for peace and stability of Afghanistan.”
Pointing to the recent tension between US and Iran and Afghanistan’s clear stance on the issue, the country’s president hoped the regional efforts with the support of Canada remain effective for the stability of the region and expansion of government to government relation.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a telephone conversation with families of Afghan victims of Ukraine plane crash in Iran offers condolence and sympathy to the families.
In the telephone conversation, Afghanistan ambassador to Iran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal first briefed about identification of Afghans martyred in the incident.
He said that a committee has been created for addressing the martyred families, saying that Afghan martyrs have been identified and a number of them have been buried.
Afghanistan ambassador to Iran added that he’s passed condolence message of the President and his instructions for as- assistance to the martyred and to the victim families.
Afterwards, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke and while offering his condolence and sympathy to the victim families said the government was ready to provide any kind of cooperation if a family wanted to transfer the body of their martyr to Kabul.
The country’s President added that acting minister of foreign affairs has left for Britain to attend a working group created by countries suffered most of victims in the incident so that rights of the victims of the incident were clarified based on international regulations.
“It is a common pain and today each Afghan considers it as his pain,” President Ghani said, adding that as a President, he was ready for any kind of cooperation in this regard.
At the end of the telephonic conversation, Mohammad Mehdi Sadat, representing the victim families praised the country’s President and Afghanistan embassy to Iran for cooperation in this regard.

Saturday, 18 January 2020 06:46

Taliban Terrorist Killed in Jawzjan

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Sheberghan (BNA) Ten Taliban associated group were killed in joined clearing operation of security troops in Khaneqa and Faizabad districts, Jawzjan province.
Abdul Marod Azer spokesman for Jawzjan governor told BNA, clearing operation was launched by security troops in the two mentioned districts, in which ten Taliban associated group were killed and 16 others have been injured.
During the operations, strongholds of Taliban with numerous of war equipment have been demolished and seven regions of the province were cleared from insurgents.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Mahmoodraqi (BNA) Thirteen people have been detained on suspicion of different criminal crimes in Kapisa.
The people were arrested in clearing operations of security troops from various parts of the province.
Abdul Shayeq Shorish police spokesman of Kapisa told BNA, the people were involved in killing, theft, smuggling of illegal weapons, abduction and selling drugs.
During the past nine month, more than 500 suspects of criminal crimes have been detained in Kapisa province.
T. Yarzada

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Jalalabad (BNA) Seven insurgents associated to Taliban and ISIS terrorist groups were detained in east of the country.
The insurgents were arrested in a clash by security troops.
Senior commander in east of the country told BNA, four insurgents affiliated to Taliban group and three others ISIS associated group have been detained by security troops in Jalalabad.
Seven heavy and light weapons were also seized by the detainees.
The arrested insurgents in first investigation acknowledged to membership of ISIS and Taliban terrorist groups and participate in dozens of deadly events in that province.
T. Yarzada

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