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Taliban Ambushes Afghan Forces in Faryab, Wounding Four

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The Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of Afghan security and defense forces in northern Faryab province, wounding at least four soldiers, an official said on Monday.

Abdulkarim Yurish, a spokesman for Faryab police told Ariana News that the convoy of Afghan forces had been ambushed by the Taliban insurgents en route to Khwaja Sabz Posh and Sheerin Tagab districts of the province on Sunday.

At least 18 Taliban militants were killed and ten others wounded in the incident, he said.

The Afghan forces have arrested two Taliban fighters as they pushed back the attack, he added.

At least four Afghan security personnel and three civilians including two men and a woman were also injured in the incident, Yurish said.

The Taliban militant group has not made a comment about the incident yet.

Faryab is among the insecure provinces in the north of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.

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Two explosions rattle Nangarhar 

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Two blasts rocked eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday afternoon, local officials confirmed.

The provincial media office said in a statement that the first blast happened at around 3 pm after a vehicle hit a roadside IED in the Sherzad district of the province.

Two civilians were killed and four others were wounded in the blast.

Half an hour later, a roadside mine hit a civilian’s car in Khogyani district Nangarhar, killing at least two people and wounding three more, the district governor Shamsul Haq Sapai told Ariana News.

Meanwhile, Zia-Ul-Haq Amarkhil, the Governor of Nangarhar said that both IEDs were planted by the Taliban.

The Taliban has not commented in this regard.

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Attacks are against the values of Islam, Atmar tells OIC chief 

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Afghan Foreign Minister Haneef Atmar held talks on Wednesday with Yousef al-Othaimeen, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Saudi Arabia and discussed the current peace talks being held in Doha, Qatar. 

In a statement, the Jeddah-based organization said discussions were held on the peace process, and on how the OIC can support the talks. 

Al-Othaimeen reiterated the OIC’s commitment to supporting the Afghan people, and development projects in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Atmar praised the OIC for its role in forging unity among Islamic countries in support of the peace process and for issuing special resolutions to form a consensus among Islamic countries to resolve the crisis in Afghanistan. 

At the meeting, Atmar called the war in Afghanistan illegitimate from the point of view of Islam.

“The crimes that are being committed in Afghanistan today are completely incompatible with the beliefs of Muslims and Islamic teachings; Attacks on female judges, killings of Kabul University students and attacks on maternity hospitals are certainly not justifiable in Islam,” he said.

Atmar also stated that if the opposition is truly committed to peace, the Afghan government would not see any obstacles to national reconciliation and the success of the peace process, and would be ready to pave the way for political participation on all sides in accordance with the free will of the Afghan people and internationally accepted standards.

“We want the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to continue its previous demands to end the bloodshed and resolve the political crisis in Afghanistan through holding follow-up meetings, expert consultations and sending special groups to consult with the teams,” he said. 

In response to the Foreign Minister’s remarks, the Secretary-General of the OIC said that he commends and supports the flexible and adaptable position of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan towards peace.

Al-Othaimeen pointed out that killing, violence and intimidation are contrary to the essence of Islam and that people should be made aware that Islam is not a religion of terror and violence, but a religion of unity and convergence. 

He praised the role of religious scholars in this regard, saying that scholars in Islamic societies have an important position not only from a religious point of view but also from a political point of view.

 

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Taliban unwavering over Islamic Emirate: sources

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The Taliban is demanding a total Islamic system in Afghanistan, stating that there is no possibility of reforming the current government, sources said Wednesday.

This comes after the Afghan Republic’s talks team and the Taliban team resumed negotiations in Doha two weeks ago. However, the two sides have not made any significant progress since the start of the second round of negotiations.

But sources familiar with the ongoing peace talks told Ariana News that the Taliban are not interested in discussing an agenda with the Republic’s team, and that the group is focused instead on the following issues:

1- The Taliban is demanding the release of their remaining prisoners and the removal of the group’s leaders and members from the US Blacklist; the Afghan government has however requested the US not to give in to the Taliban’s demands.

2- The Taliban demands a pure Islamic system in Afghanistan, stating that the current government cannot be reformed.

3- Apparently, the Taliban are waiting for US President-elect Joe Biden to be inaugurated and to see what his position will be with regards to the Afghan peace process.

4- The Taliban says that the targeted killings of civilians, including the assassination of two female judges this week in Kabul, were unavoidable as they all supported a “puppet government”.

The Taliban has, however, so far, not commented on these claims.

Meanwhile, Vice President Amrullah Saleh stated that in order to move forward with the peace talks, trust needs to be built between the two sides. This, he said, will not be “achieved by killing civilians or kidnapping people from highways.”

In his daily 6:30 am meeting, Saleh threatened the Taliban that if the militant group continues to kill innocent people, members of civil society, and carry out bombings, “then not just the release of Taliban prisoners will be on the peace talks agenda but their lives will be” a point of discussion.

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