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Trump Seeks Victory in Afghanistan War by Eliminating Taliban,ISIS

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(Last Updated On: May 10, 2017)

trump-reuters-729706U.S. President, Donald Trump wants to win in Afghanistan war by reducing the threats, particularly the elimination of Taliban and ISIS group.

White House spokesman, Sean Spicer said ,”President want to win by reducing the threat, especially when it comes to ISIS and Taliban. We want to eliminate the threats that are against our national security and are pose a threat to our citizens and our allies.”

U.S. secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis in a joint press conference with his Denmark counterpart said the death of ISIS leader in Afghanistan is a strong blow to the group. “In Afghanistan the enemy lost about two third of its strength and in the past weekend. President Ghani announced the death of Amir of ISIS Khorasan in Nangarhar. In anti-ISIS campaign we are dealing that group one more significant blow with the lost of their leader. This fight will go on.”

NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg after his visit with British Prime Minister in London said the final decision regarding the increase of troops will be taken in the upcoming weeks. ” We have received a request from our military authorities to increase our presence in Afghanistan with a few thousand troops. We will making decision on the scale and the scope of the mission within weeks but this is not about returning back to a combat operation in Afghanistan. It will continue to be a training assist and advice operation.”

The NATO leaders summit in Brussels will be held on May 25 and the main issue will be fight against terrorism.

By: Muhammad ZackArya

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Police arrest irresponsible armed men, rescue woman – Takhar

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(Last Updated On: May 30, 2020)

Afghan forces have arrested a group of irresponsible armed men in operation in Takhar province, rescuing a woman, police confirmed.

The operation was conducted in Pir Kanda Kaw, Persian name, area in Farkhar district of the province on Friday night.

Khalil Asir, a spokesman for the provincial police told Ariana News that the gang’s head was shot dead in fire exchanges and six members of the bands were detained by police. 

Asir added that a woman – Kabul’s resident – who was abducted by the gang has been rescued.

Meanwhile, Afghan forces have seized a number of weapons and ammo of the group during the raids.

The band was involved in murders, armed robbery, kidnappings, and harassment of people, Police further said.

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ATN employee Sulaiman Yousufi dies of Coronavirus

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(Last Updated On: May 29, 2020)

COVID19 took the life of an employee of the Ariana International Television Network.

Sulaiman Yousufi, an employee of Ariana News and Ariana TV, died of coronavirus today.

Mr. Sulaiman Yousufi was infected by the Coronavirus a few days ago and died early today after severe suffering from respiratory troubles.

Yousufi had been working in the transportation department of Ariana TV and Ariana News for over a decade.

He is survived by a son and two daughters.

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Prisoner release; Taliban’s technical team negotiating with gov’t

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(Last Updated On: May 29, 2020)

Both the Taliban team and the government are negotiating on how to verify and release the prisoners, as well as obtaining guarantees of not returning to the war, Arg said.

An agreement on peace between the Taliban and the government has not yet been reached, but the US-Taliban peace agreement which was signed three months ago in Doha, Qatar says that the Afghan government should release 5,000 Taliban prisoners in exchange for 1,000 prisoners from the Taliban side.

A Taliban delegation is now in Kabul negotiating the prisoners’ release.

However, the Taliban has said that the team was in Kabul only to monitor the release of prisoners and has no further authority over other aspects of the peace process.

The Afghan government and the Taliban in their latest actions came to an agreement about a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr.

The Afghan government is now urging the Taliban to take new and more practical steps in the process of starting Intra-Afghan negotiations.

Arg said that the government’s negotiating team was ready and that the government was committed to take new measures.

Sediq Sediqqi, the presidential spokesman said that the Afghan government had taken major steps towards peace and it was time for the Taliban to show the green light.

Sources close to the Taliban said that the unannounced ceasefire by the group is ongoing, but they will not start the Intra-Afghan negotiations until thousands of the Taliban prisoners are released.

The United States and the international community are waiting for the Afghan government and the Taliban to begin the first round of Intra-Afghan Talks, as the start of these talks could open new doors to the Afghan peace process.

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