Monday, 20 August 2018

Taliban Leader Refuses to Declare Eid Ceasefire in Afghanistan - Officials - Sputnik International

Taliban Leader Refuses to Declare Eid Ceasefire in Afghanistan - Officials - Sputnik International: 

Taliban supreme leader, Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada, said that fighting against Afghan government will continue, according to the Taliban* officials.

On August 19, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani declared a ceasefire with the Taliban. The ceasefire started on Monday and it should end on November 19.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Ekklesia | Student massacre in Afghanistan is a war crime, says Amnesty

Ekklesia | Student massacre in Afghanistan is a war crime, says Amnesty

“The mounting civilian casualties show beyond any doubt that Afghanistan and, in particular, its capital Kabul, are not safe. Violence across the country over the first six months of 2018 has been at record levels. And yet people fleeing the conflict, making desperate journeys to neighbouring countries and to Europe, are being turned away in the thousands. These returns are a violation of international law, breaching the principle of non-refoulement by forcing people into harm’s away.”

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Surge in Taliban Attacks

Surge in Taliban Attacks Keeps US, Afghan Guessing on Peace Talks
But starting last week, the Taliban mounted a nationwide offensive, beginning with an attack on the strategic city of Ghazni, less than 100 kilometers from the capital, Kabul. After days of fighting, U.S. and Afghan forces appeared to regain control of most parts of the city. But the attack left as many as 500 people dead, destroyed much of Ghazni's infrastructure, and again exposed Kabul's security vulnerabilities.

Suicide Bombing Update

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Friday, 17 August 2018

وكالة أنباء الإمارات - Afghanistan continues its slide into violence

وكالة أنباء الإمارات - Afghanistan continues its slide into violence


The school attack bore all the hallmarks of an ISIS bombing, while the Taliban has claimed the Ghazni offensive – they all hint at a further deterioration of Afghanistan’s fragile security apparatus. And what hope is there for lasting peace when the architecture of the state appears so compromised by those who kill with impunity? The timing of these attacks is not aleatory. The Afghan state and the Taliban are lurching towards a potential ceasefire to coincide with Eid next week. It follows a unilateral truce observed by both sides in June, which sparked genuine jubilation; the sight of rival fighters embracing one another raised hopes of a lasting resolution. But today, after a week of gratuitous bloodshed, a second Eid ceasefire seems unlikely.

Funeral for Czech soldier killed in Afghanistan | Radio Prague

Funeral for Czech soldier killed in Afghanistan | Radio Prague

The three Czech servicemen were killed by a suicide bomber while patrolling an area near Bagram Military Base earlier this month. All three were promoted to the rank of officer in memoriam.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Attack On NDS Training Center Ends After 6-Hour Battle

Attack On NDS Training Center Ends After 6-Hour Battle | TOLOnews: 


Just after 4pm, Minister of Interior Wais Barmak confirmed the attack had ended.
He said three insurgents had been involved - all of whom were killed.
Police said earlier three people had been wounded in the 6-hour clash.
Gunmen reportedly entrenched themselves in a building that was under construction and used this as a vantage point.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul kills 25

Afghanistan: Blast in Kabul kills 25 - World News

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after several weeks of relative calm in Kabul but previous attacks on Shi'ite targets in the area have been claimed by Islamic State.

The Taliban, who have been intensifying their attacks against military and government centres in recent weeks, issued a statement denying involvement.

Taliban kills dozens as it overruns second military base

Taliban kills dozens as it overruns second military basein Afghanistan - The National


At least 46 Afghan National Army soldiers and police were reported killed, in the second such assault this week.
On Tuesday, the Taliban attacked a military checkpoint and another run by local police in the Baghlan-l Markazi district.