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Taliban using children as soldiers: HRW

AT-KABUL:  Taliban fighters have added scores of children to their ranks since mid-2015 in violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch HRW said on Wednesday. New Human Rights Watch research says that the Taliban have been training and deploying children for various military operations …

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Khost officials laud security forces’ performances

AT-KABUL: Khost Governor Hukam Khan Habibi on Tuesday lauded the Afghan security forces for their indefatigable efforts to down insurgent activities in the province. Briefing provincial newsmen, he talked about recent offensive conducted against insurgents in the province. “Weapons were seized and some Taliban insurgents were arrested in the operation,” …

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Tens of children with bone disease to be treated in Germany

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Afghani Red Crescent Society is to send 82 children suffering from broken-bone disease to Germany’s Peace Village Hospital for treatment, an official for the society said Tuesday. “These children will be treated there (Germany) because their treatment were impossible inside Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Taib Yousufzai, from …

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Over 100 including female inmates freed from Herat prison

AT-KABUL: 110 prisoners including women were freed based on the decree of president from prison in western Herat province and 76 others’ imprisonment period reduced, officials said Tuesday. Abdullah Azizi, director of Herat prison told Pajwok Afghan News that by the decree of the president, these prisoners released. Azizi said that …

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Govt fails to ensure security: Sayyaf

Let mujhedeen defend their country, ex-jihaidi leader AT-KABUL: Former jihadi leader and member of Afghanistan’s Protection and Stability Council APSC, Abdul Rab Rasool Sayyaf called on the government to let mujahedeen join the Afghan security forces to defend national sovereignty and the people. He believes that lack of mujahedeen role …

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Soviet withdrawal anniversary commemorated in Kabul

Ghani urges Taliban and other insurgents to shun violence and join peace process Abdullah asks Taliban to stop using children as soldiers in their war AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The 27th anniversary of the Soviet troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan was commemorated on Monday at the Presidential Palace in which leaders called …

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