Iran’s Foreign Ministry has expressed that the US military presence in Syria has ‘damaged’ the region as the Iran government made remarks on first US President Trump recent announcement to pull US troops from Syria. In a tweet, Trump said on Wednesday that he was pulling all 2,000 US troops out of Syria. The official IRNA news

22 December 2018

Chief Executive Abdullah on social media informed that he met with UK’s Chief of Defense Staff General Sir Nick Carter. As per his statement, the two discussed bilateral relations, security issues, peace process, election & UK’s Support to Afghan Armed Forces.

22 December 2018

The Ministry of Defense announced in multiple statements that a total of 41 insurgents were killed across provinces of Ghazni, Faryab and Farah. 9 other insurgents were wounded in Ghazni and 3 motorbikes were destroyed in Faryab and Farah. These were a result of the ANA airstrikes and clearing operations.

22 December 2018

Kabul is set to host Afghanistan-Iran joint economic commission meeting, as announced by Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister, at a meeting with Iranian ambassador Reza Bahrami. The two also discussed bilateral ties, including the Joint Economic Commission meeting due to be held in Kabul in the near future.

22 December 2018

Afghan Air Force is set to get seven new light attack and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with the first delivery scheduled for next month. “The Afghan Aviation Modernization Program (AAMP) seeks to address ANDSF aerial fires and lift gaps and replace the Mi-17 fleet with U.S.-made helicopters while ensuring sustainment costs are affordable,” the US Department of Defense said in its latest

22 December 2018

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad on Friday met with the youth activists during his visit to Afghanistan. He posted on social media about it and said that “The youth activists i met today articulated clear & deep desire for an end to Afghan people’s pain & suffering & to build on accomplishments of

22 December 2018

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) will start the registration process for presidential elections candidates’ on Saturday. An IEC spokesman, Abdul Aziz Ibrahimi, said that the IEC will use all their efforts to hold the elections on time. The election commission said that the pre-requisites for holding the 2019 presidential elections have been completed from 60 to 70

22 December 2018

US Senator Republican Lindsey Graham posted on social media that “It is imperative Congress hold hearings on withdrawal decision in Syria -- and potentially Afghanistan -- to understand implications to our national security.” “Especially we must NOW hear from the Pentagon about the likelihood of the rise of ISIS and the fate of our Kurdish allies in Syria” he said while remarking “Just heard

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