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Thursday, 10 October 2019 08:34

Taliban’s Weapons Storage Seize in Urozgan

Thursday October 10, 2019
TARINKOT CITY (BNA) A weapons storage belonged to Taliban terrorist group have been discovered by Afghan security forces in Urozgan province.
According to BNA report, the weapons storage have been kept in Tarinkot city the provincial capital of the province.
No one was arrested accused of keeping the weapons storage.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                          78/10       Afs
One Pound Sterling                                            95/20       Afs
One Euro                                                            85/50       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/20       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           499      Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1100      Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/88      Afs
One Russian Ruble                                              01/15     Afs

Thursday, 10 October 2019 08:33

Displaced Families Receive Foodstuffs

Thursday October 10, 2019
TALIQAN CITY (BNA) Foodstuffs have been distributed to 1500 displaced families by General Dostum Charity Foundation in northern Takhar province.
According to BNA report, the foodstuffs include flour, cooking ghee and rice that distributed to the families that displaced due to wars from Baharak district of Takhar and relocated in Taliqan city the provincial capital of the province.

Thursday October 10, 2019
MAZAR-E-SHARIF CITY (BNA) At least 12 members of Taliban terrorist group were killed during air attack carried out by Afghan air forces in northern Balkh province late yesterday.
Mohammad Haneef Rezayee spokesman of 209 Shaheen army corps told BNA reporter, the terrorists have been targeted by Afghan air forces in Kolamboy region, Balkh district of the province.
According to another report, personnel of 209 Shaheen army corps succeeded to discover and confiscate four round of mines in Chamtal district of Balkh province.

Thursday October 10, 2019
ASADABAD CITY (BNA) Afghan security forces by launching military operation succeeded to clear parts of eastern Kunar province from existence of anti-government militias.
The military operation has started 10 days ago by participation of hundreds Afghan security troops with support of Afghan air forces in different parts of Sarkano and Khas Kunar districts of the province.
A senior commander of Afghan national army in the east of the country told BNA correspondent, most parts of Sarkano and Khas Kunar districts have been cleared from being of Taliban and ISIS fighters during the military operation.
Armed oppositions also sustained casualties during the operation, but the exact number is not clear.
Afghan security forces are establishing checkpoints in cleared areas, so the families left their houses will be able to return.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The death of the regional leader of Al-Qaeda in Helmand indicates that Taliban have persistent and close relation with this terrorist organization and the efforts on international community have not succeeded to end those relations.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes: National Security Agency recently confirmed that Asim Omer a Pakistani citizen and Al-Qaeda leader in Indian subcontinent was killed in Helmand.
Asim Omer, some members that terrorist organization and their colleagues Taliban were killed almost two weeks ago in air attack.
The killing Asim Omer beside Taliban showed that there is a persistent relation between them and supports each other.
In long term negotiation between America and Taliban which was on eve signing, isolation of Taliban from Al-Qaeda, condemning of terrorism by Taliban was one of the articles of the agreement due to be signed by the two sides.
But, Musa Qala showed that Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorist organization still have close ties and international pressures have not reduced their friendship. This clear fact once again makes it clear that Taliban are not independent, lead and support by foreign intelligence services.
On the other hand the even showed that the ties between Pakistan and Al-Qaeda are great. Asim Omer was a Pakistani citizen and many Al-Qaeda members are Pakistani citizens in one hand and on other hand Osama-bin-Laden the leader of Al-Qaeda who was kill Pakistan territory in an attack of American forces in 2001 is a hero before many Pakistanis and the intelligent services of that country with dissemination of the idea that Osama considered Pakistan as his stronghold and credited Pakistan a lot. Also Al-Qaeda encouraged world terrorists to organize their activities under the instructions of Pakistani intelligence services.
The western intelligent services and media persistently have said that Amin Zawahiri the current leader of Al-Qaeda is in regions close to Durand line and Pakistani intelligence services provide the ground for his safety.
In fact, Pakistan is trying to rescue Al-Qaeda leader from escaping the region and deep him and his followers in the region.
Pakistani diplomats and military experts have acknowledged that Al-Qaeda was thinking to revive its influence among Taliban and presently there are more than 300 members of the group in Kunner, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Zabel, Paktika and other locations in Afghanistan are fighting a long side Taliban. The problem is this that would be difficult to recognize them and separate from Taliban.
Afghan people are concern than any other countries from cooperation of Al-Qaeda and Taliban because the relation is very sensitive and the Afghans will pay the cost of it.
Therefore, American troops who are in Afghanistan to fight Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups should prepare a practical strategy to eliminate terrorism forever and rescue Afghanistan and entire region from the evil of terrorism.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) United Nations report says it has determined that 30 civilians were killed in U.S. air strikes on alleged drug-processing facilities in western Afghanistan four months ago.
The report published on October 9 said that five civilians were also wounded in air strikes on more than 60 sites. Which U.S. forces identified as drug-production facilities in the Bakwa and neighboring Delaram districts of Farah Province. UNAMA verified four additional civilian casualties but is still seeking to determine their current status as injured or killed, according to the document jointly produced by the UN mission and the UN Human Rights Office. U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) immediately disputed the findings, insisting that its "precision" strikes in Farah and Nimroz provinces on May 5 "did not cause deaths or injuries to non-combatants." "In addition to imagery collection during the precision strikes, USFOR-A conducted exhaustive assessments of the facilities and surrounding areas after the strikes," it said in a statement. In a statement, UNAMA said it was also working to verify "credible reports of at least 37 additional civilian casualties, the majority of whom were women and children."
"Although airstrikes on alleged drug-processing facilities had taken place before, this was the first time that UNAMA had received reports of a large number of civilian casualties resulting from such an operation," it said. The statement also said that although the United States considers economic facilities that contribute to the war effort as legitimate military targets, drug-processing units and workers associated with them "may not be lawfully made the target of attack and should be protected." "The United Nations maintains that considering these objects and individuals legitimate targets dangerously erodes the fundamental principle of distinction, placing the broader civilian population and infrastructure at risk," it said. Civilians bear the brunt of the 18-year war in Afghanistan, where 1,366 civilians have been killed and 2,446 others have been wounded in the first six months of the year, according to UNAMA.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) International Day Universal Access to Information was marked by the Commission for Access to Information yesterday in Kabul, BNA reported. In a ceremony held on this occasion with participation of deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki, a number of government officials, representatives of government and private media organizations and foreign guests, head of the commission for access to information Ainuddin Bahaduri briefed related to works and activities of the commission and asserted that for the first time the law on access to information was ratified by the country’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. Afterwards, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Fazil Sancharaki spoke and by congratulating the International Day for Universal Access to Information to journalists and media officials said very significant steps have been taken in the past five years in connection with paving the way for having access to information, defending the rights of journalists, addressing violence cases and paving all necessary ways for interpretation of access to information. Late on, UNAMA deputy spoke related to access to information, saying that access to information is a human right providing facility for transparency and democracy.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, has received one of Afghanistan’s highest honors, the Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan medal, for his work to strengthen Afghan independence.
Afghan Minister of Finance, Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sayed Jalal Karim, made the presentation to Prince Turki, commending his efforts to support national sovereignty, and provide political, social and cultural backing for Afghanistan.
The award ceremony at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Hall on Monday included a video of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulating Prince Turki and praising his “positive role in strengthening the brotherly bond between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.”
“The Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan medal is a symbol of honor and admiration awarded to exceptional personalities to acknowledge their remarkable efforts on behalf of Afghanistan,” Ghani added. During the ceremony, the Afghan envoy condemned the recent attacks on Aramco oil facilities.
Prince Turki thanked the Afghan leader for the award, and voiced his hopes for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Thursday October 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah chaired a meeting of the counter disasters committee here at the Sapidar Palace yesterday and stressed on allocation of financial resources and preparation for emergency and natural disasters in the country. 
According to BNA report, Dr. Abdullah said previous natural and emergency incidents had left enormous financial losses in the country and therefore, predicating the needs and resources should be prioritized. The state minister for Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority said 30 million USD was needed for coming winter, adding 24 million USD was available with donor and aid agencies. Meanwhile, the minister of transport said enough budget was not considered for maintenance of the roads, adding 300 areas were vulnerable before rains. The minister of Interior also said his led ministry was ready for emergency incidents. The Chief Executive instructed the Ministry of Finance to allocated the necessary budget for the emergency incidents as well as seek support from international agencies through Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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