US commander of international forces in Afghanistan Gen. Scott Miller says the Afghan security forces are well-integrated. Gen. Miller at a press conference following NATO’s defense ministerial meeting in Brussels said, “The recent election’s success from security standpoint was the integration of intelligence services, police and army services.” He emphasized that NATO’s partnership with Afghanistan remains strong

26 October 2019

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) says the biometric information has been transferred to the central server and the primary presidential election results will be announced in the near future. The IEC commissioner, Awrang Zib in a press conference on Saturday said, “All information have been transferred to the central server and currently, biomedical filtration is underway.” He noted that today is the last day of

26 October 2019

The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Nicholas Kay called the unanimity within the NATO defense ministers on Afghan mission as ‘impressive’. After the conclusion of NATO defense ministers meeting on Afghanistan in Brussels, Nicholas Kay in a press conference told reporters, “Let me say I was really impressed and struck by the strong unanimity within the defense ministers.” He declared that they defense

26 October 2019

Afghan security officials have said that 604 Taliban insurgents were killed and 283 others were wounded during the past seven months in Herat province. The spokesman of Herat Police, Abdul Ahad Wali Zada in a press conference on Saturday said, “Herat Police have conducted at least 30 independent and joint operations in Chesht, Oba, Pashton Zarghon, Keshk, Robat Sangi, Keshk-e Kohna, Farsi and Kahsan

26 October 2019

US Navy SEAL-turned-congressman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.) believes the United States should maintain a permanent military presence in Afghanistan similar to bases in former war zones such as Germany, Japan, and South Korea in order to prevent terrorist groups from plotting the next 9/11-style attack on U.S. soil. Speaking at a veterans workshop hosted by Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) in Frederick, Maryland, the Texas

26 October 2019

Police in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives have detained a local man who the United States says is a recruiter for the Islamic State (IS) militant group. Muhammad Ameen, 35, was arrested on October 23 on suspicion of spreading an "extremist ideology," Maldivian police said the following day. He allegedly mobilized fighters for IS in

26 October 2019

Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan wished to see a stable and prosperous Afghanistan as both the countries enjoyed historic fraternal ties. In a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan, the two leaders exchanged views on various issues of mutual interest including peace and security in the region, and cooperation in development

26 October 2019

The Former US ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker says the U.S. does not have to turn into a defeated country in Afghanistan, urging the White House to stop the 'rush for the exits.' The U.S. reportedly has begun, quietly, to reduce its military presence in Afghanistan. “If the administration fails to maintain a responsible, measured approach, sustaining our support for the Afghan people and protecting

26 October 2019

A prominent Haqqani Network leader who had planned and facilitated terrorist attacks in Kabul has been killed in an airstrike in Logar province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. MoD in a statement said that the security forces launched the airstrike in Zarghoon Shahr Village, killing Qari Burhan and some Pakistani and Arab militants. According to the

26 October 2019

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Meeting. The meeting was conducted in Baku on Friday. President Ghani has traveled to Baku to attend the 18th summit of the NAM which is said to be attended

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