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NATO Vice-Commander Stresses on Targeting Taliban Financial Resources

The deputy air commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission says the Taliban’s financial resources will be targeted wherever they are located in Afghanistan. “Before the recent ceasefire begin, our operations have destroyed 154 Taliban targets. The Afghan air force also participated by conducting 19 strikes against Taliban revenue targets with …

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Parliament Session Disrupted After MPs Engaged in Physical Fight

The Afghan lower house of parliament session on Wednesday ended without any result after some parliamentarians verbally and physically attacked Abdul Latif Pedram, a member of parliament representing Badakhshan province. The confrontation erupted after MP Pedram criticized the government for dividing Ghazni province into three electoral constituencies, saying the government …

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Ghani Thanks Taliban Leadership for Ceasefire

President Ashraf Ghani praised Taliban leadership for a three-day ceasefire during the Eid days, saying the Afghan government is ready to start direct talks with the group. Ghani in a meeting with religious scholars at the Presidential Palace emphasized on the role of religious scholars Fatwa which eased the decision …

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Turkish Citizen Among 3 Daesh Members Arrested in Nangarhar

Afghan security forces have arrested three Daesh militants including a Turkish national in Nazian district of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said Tuesday. “We have arrested three senior Daesh members including a Turkish citizen named Mohammad,” provincial police chief Ghulam Sanai Stanekzai said. “The detained individuals were handed over to …

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Finance Minister Eklil Hakemi Resigns

The Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, one of the top allies of President Ghani resigned on Tuesday morning, citing personal reasons. Speaking during a press conference, Hakimi said Wednesday would be his last day in office. “I was no longer able to handle this important responsibility, and President Ghani will appoint …

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UK to Deploy More Troops to Afghanistan

The UK Army will deploy 440 more troops to Afghanistan to train the Afghan National Security Forces. Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s political editor said, “Whispers tonight National Security Council to discuss increasing number of UK troops in Afhganistan tomorrrow, with govt likely to send another 440 to help train Afghan …

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