Dozens of rebels killed in fresh crackdowns

AT News Report KABUL: At least 75 militants have been killed and 20 others wounded in multiple extensive military crackdowns conducted by the Afghan security forces across the country in the past 24 hours, security officials said Sunday. The Ministry of Defense in a statement said that Afghan National Army …

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Editorial: Celebrations in Iran

People in neighbouring Islamic Republic of Iran are engaged in celebrating 40th year of the Islamic Revolution, which they have mustered under the dynamic leadership of Imam Khomeini in 1979. The Islamic Revolution, which is now not only reality but is unbelievable for certain so-called champions of democracy and human …

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U.S. says no timetable for Afghan troop withdrawal

KABUL: The US envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has said that Washington still has no timetable to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, brushing off claims by the rebel Taliban that a ‘military drawdown’ deal has been struck. Khalilzad said: “To be clear, no troop withdrawal timetable exists”. Taliban deputy …

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Key Taliban commander killed in Helmand airstrike

KABUL: Mullah Ahmad, the Taliban’s intelligence chief for the southern Helmand province was killed in an Afghan air force strike along with his two fighters, authorities said. The military in Helmand said the Taliban commander was mastermind of major attacks in the province. Mullah Ahmad was killed along with two …

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Editorial: Two other voices made silent

Amidst hectic efforts for peace and historical re-union of Afghan leadership at Moscow, media ahead with another worst kind of violence when two workers of Radio Hamsada have been shot dead in Taliqan city of Takhar province. Both the victims are stated two young and have recently joined the media …

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