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Taliban ‘Was World’s Deadliest Terrorist Group’ in 2018

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(Last Updated On: November 21, 2019)

The Taliban was the world’s deadliest terrorist group in 2018, according to a new survey.

The 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI), published on November 20 by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace, shows the number of deaths attributed to the Taliban rose by nearly 71 percent in 2018, to 6,103, and accounted for 38 percent of all deaths globally.

The Taliban overtook Islamic State as the world’s deadliest terrorist group in 2018.

In contrast, deaths attributed to the Islamic State fell globally by just under 70 percent, falling from 4,350 in 2017, to 1,328 in 2018, the report says.

“Every fundamentalist group can be a serious threat, whether it is radical or fundamental, leftist or rightist, eastern or western can threaten the world where the principle of tolerance is undeniable,” said Aziz Rafiee, the Managing Director of Afghan Civil Society Forum.

Dawlat Waziri, a retired army general believes that the Taliban insurgent group have “paved the ground” for other terrorist groups, and if they join a peace deal the other terrorist groups will not be able to continue their insurgency.

The Taliban has not made a comment yet about the survey.

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Russia recognizes IEA’s ‘efforts’ to stabilize Afghanistan

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has acknowledged the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) efforts to stabilize Afghanistan after the delegation arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for talks.

Lavrov added that the Kremlin is “satisfied with the level of interaction with the new Afghan authorities”, while pointing the finger at Daesh (ISIS-K) and al-Qaeda for trying to take advantage of instability in Afghanistan, RT reported.

Russians meanwhile said earlier that they’re not going to recognize the IEA government until they are able to prove their commitments to the world, Anil Trigunayat, a former Russian diplomat, told Times Now on Wednesday.

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Khalilzad: Afghanistan is facing ‘great challenges ahead’

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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2021)

Zalmay Khalilzad said a day after his resignation as the US State Department’s special envoy for the Afghan reconciliation process that the country was facing major challenges

“US forces are out and the war for the United States is over, but this is not the final chapter,” he said in a series of tweets.

Khalilzad also said he remained committed to peace in Afghanistan and the region.

“I am committed to the possibility of peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and in the wider region. This is what Afghans have yearned for more than 40 years. The United States stands with them,” Khalilzad added.

The Afghan-American diplomat said in the tweets that the United States, the international community and Afghan leaders would stay in touch and he welcomed Thomas West’s appointment as his successor.

He also thanked the US State Department, Defense and intelligence officials “who joined me on this mission “.

Khalilzad’s resignation came two months after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) took control of Kabul.

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IEA delegation arrives in Moscow for major talks on Afghanistan

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An Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi has arrived in Moscow for a key meeting in Afghanistan’s future.

The Russian embassy in Kabul said a major international meeting will be held Wednesday to focus on the situation in Afghanistan.

“Members of the Moscow format, including Afghanistan, Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India, Central Asian countries and others, have been invited to attend the meeting,” the embassy said in a statement.

The statement added that the meeting, in which the conditions, including domestic politics, necessary to ensure the reconstruction of the country after the disputes in a broad sense will be discussed.

Eleven nations in total are expected to participate.

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