Afghanistan: Threats of Taliban Atrocities in Kandahar

Insurgent Forces Hold Hundreds; Executions of Residents Linked to Government Taliban forces that have taken control of districts in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province have detained hundreds of residents whom they accuse of association with the government, Human Rights Watch said today. The Taliban have reportedly killed some detainees, including relatives …

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US airstrikes in Kandahar roil Taliban

AT News KABUL: A string of airstrikes launched by US military have pounded Taliban sanctuaries in southern Kandahar in recent days to support Afghan security forces fighting the Taliban, US officials said. Pentagon spokesman John F. Kirby confirmed on Thursday that US forces have been supporting Afghan security forces through …

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Taliban kill 100 civilians in Kandahar

AT News KABUL: Taliban killed at least 100 civilians in Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province, said the ministry of Interior on Friday. The ministry spokesman Mirwais Stanikzai said that the Taliban dragged 400 people out of their residences. He said that the dead bodies of 100 people have …

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Karzai lauds Tajik president’s remarks on Afghanistan

AT News KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai on Friday commended Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon’s ‘positive remarks’ regarding Afghanistan, saying Tajikistan has always been a good neighbor. In a statement, Hamid Karzai said: “During my fourteen years of service, we had very good and fraternal relations with Tajikistan, and especially with …

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Uzbekistan spurns asylum for US’s Afghan allies

AT News KABUL: Uzbekistan has apparently rejected a US request for it to grant temporary asylum for Afghans who worked with Americans and are awaiting special immigration visas. The United States has recently asked Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan to grant temporary asylum to 9,000 Afghans who have worked with Western …

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Taliban: No peace until Ghani is in power

AT News KABUL: The Taliban group says there will be no peace in Afghanistan unless President Ashraf Ghani is removed from power and a new government is established in Kabul. A spokesman for the insurgents, who is also a member of the group’s negotiating team, Suhail Shaheen was quoted by …

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U.S. failed in Afghanistan, here is to know why?

By Mojib R. Awrang I remember my childhood in the village. My family has just returned home-Afghanistan from a Pakistani refugee camp. I could see the grimy picture around- which the Soviet-Union and Civil war left behind there. But there was still hope and joy for a better future and …

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Afghan, Taliban negotiators meet in Qatar

AT News KABUL: As violent fighting remains unabated in Afghanistan, a high-ranking delegation of the Afghan government and the Taliban representatives held high-stakes talks in Doha on Saturday after constant failures to broker a peace deal. The talks have lost momentum with the Taliban making battlefield gains, undermining months of …

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