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Two Parwan districts fall to Taliban

AT News KABUL: Taliban insurgents took control of two districts in Parwan province, provincial officials confirmed Saturday, where the militants had captured another two districts some two weeks ago. The districts of Sorkh Parsa and Sheikh Ali at the west part of Ghorband valley fell to the insurgents early Saturday, …

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191 Taliban insurgents killed in fresh fighting

AT News KABUL: At least 191 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 102 others wounded in a series of military crackdowns carried out by the Afghan security forces in different provinces in the past 24 hours, defense ministry said Saturday. Backed by the Afghan Air Force, the Afghan security forces …

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Turkey edges towards Kabul airport deal with US

AT News KABUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that an agreement had been reached with the United States on how to secure Kabul airport under Turkish administration. Erdogan said the US and Turkish defense ministers discussed the issue on Friday. “During the discussions with the US and NATO, …

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UAE suspends Afghan flights amid virus fears

AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The United Arab Emirates is set to suspend civil flights from Afghanistan as of July 11, fearing the corronavirus outbreak. However, transit flights would be active, said the official news agency WAM on Saturday. The UAE will also disallow its citizens from traveling to Afghanistan, with …

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Ismail Khan forms own militia against Taliban

AT News KABUL: A former Jihadi leader, Mohammad Ismail Khan vows of mobilizing thousands of armed forces to fight the Taliban in western Herat province as the insurgents have recently made rapid territorial gains across the country. Khan officially declared the People’s Resistance Movement of western Afghanistan in consultative meeting …

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Insurgents capture 2 military bases in Kandahar

AT News KABUL: The Taliban have purportedly overrun two military outposts in PD 7 Kandahar’s capital city, a security source said on Friday. Provincial Police said that the reinforce security forces arrived in the area to push the militants back. Kandahar is insecure province in the south, where fierce clashes …

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Taliban visit Moscow to woo Russia, harp on gains

AT News KABUL: A Taliban delegation is visiting Moscow, in a bid to allay fears that the group’s territorial expansion won’t threaten Russia’s allies in Central Asia – the latest in a constellation of the Taliban’s trips across the region as part of peace process. Representatives of the Taliban flew …

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