Kabul: The people of Qalandar district expressed their support for the republic and the national security forces during a gathering. Qalandar District Governor Gulab Mangal and others in their speeches supported the republic, ANDSF and the provincial government and assured their full cooperation. They said that the republic is the demand of the people and they will defend the republic and the land alongside

17 July 2021

Kabul: Ajmal Omar Shinwari, spokesperson for the country's armed forces, said that three Blackhawk UH-60 helicopters had been delivered to the Afghan Air Force by the United States. Shinwari tweeted that the country's air force had delivered the helicopters on Saturday. According to him, these helicopters have been used to help Afghanistan equip the country's defense and security forces in accordance with the US

17 July 2021

Kabul: A two-day high-level meeting between representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban began on Saturday in Doha, the capital of Qatar. The delegation of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is chaired by Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR). The Taliban delegation is said to be led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. At the opening ceremony

17 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced on Saturday that it has recorded 378 new positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 49 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases now stand at 140,602, while the death toll is 6,147. Meanwhile, on the second day of his visit to Uzbekistan, President

17 July 2021

Kabul: The top two lawmakers on the Senate Intelligence Committee are calling on the Biden administration to take swift action to ensure the safety of Afghans who aided US intelligence agencies during the 20-year war — noting the current “increasingly precarious security situation in Afghanistan.” In a letter sent to US President Biden, Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio

17 July 2021

Kabul: Dozens of Taliban fighters have been killed in ground and air strikes by security forces in the Nahr-e-Chaman area of Taloqan city, the provincial capital, the Takhar National Directorate of Security (NDS) said. There were also reports of additional commandos and special forces being sent in as reinforcements to Taloqan to launch a clean-up operation. A statement issued by the provincial directorate on

17 July 2021

Kabul: Zalmay Khalilzad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, said that he hoped a ceasefire would be established between the Afghan government and the Taliban on Eid al-Adha, during a regional conference in the Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent. He made the remarks in an interview with the Associated Press and added that the Taliban's interpretation of the US-Taliban peace agreement was that a political agreement

17 July 2021

Kabul: The Ministry of Defense has announced that the Sheikh Ali district of Parwan province has been cleared of Taliban fighters. Fawad Aman, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, wrote on his Facebook page that the Sheikh Ali district had been cleared of Taliban fighters on Friday night. According to him, as a result of the operations of the security and defense forces

17 July 2021