TimeLine Layout

July, 2021

  • 24 July

    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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  • 24 July

    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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  • 24 July

    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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  • 24 July

    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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  • 24 July

    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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  • 24 July

    Taliban driven out of key district as war simmers

    AT News KABUL: Afghan troops have recaptured Karokh district in western Herat which was attacked by the Taliban, officials said. Civilian forces deployed assisted the army in the operation to push the Taliban out of the district Friday morning. At least fifteen Taliban militants were killed and 20 of them …

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  • 18 July

    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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  • 17 July

    Afghanistan sees quick decrease in Covid-19 cases

    AT News KABUL:  Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Saturday said that it has recorded 378 new cases and 49 deaths across the country, which reveals a sharp decrease in the past 24 hours. Ministry said that out of 1,759 suspected samples tested in laboratories in the past 24 hours, …

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  • 17 July

    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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  • 17 July

    A glimmer of hope rises as peace delegation visited Doha

    A high level delegation of peace negotiations, led by chairman of the high council for national reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, traveled to Qatar to meet with the Taliban representatives, discussing ways of meaningful peace negotiations. There have been several meetings held between the Afghan negotiating team and the Taliban delegation but …

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