The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says the Taliban insurgents carried out 33 different attacks across 16 provinces over the past 24 hours. So far, the recent surge in violence has reportedly killed six people and wounded 14 others. Local officials reported five Afghan police died in a single attack in Logar province; it’s unclear if the five police were included in the MoI’s numbers. "They (Taliban)

3 March 2020

US Representative Max Rose (D., N.Y.) praised the Trump administration for its “100 percent correct” decision to sign a peace deal with the Taliban and said that ending the Afghanistan war was “deeply personal” for him as a veteran of the nearly two-decade long campaign. Rose, appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, argued that the war would “continue in perpetuity” without the Trump administration’s decision.

3 March 2020

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday linked the release of Taliban prisoners with the group first breaking ties with neighboring Pakistan. Addressing a public gathering in the eastern Nangarhar province, Ghani said Afghan Taliban could not justify their insurgency after inking a peace deal with the U.S. “You [Taliban leaders] have made peace with the foreigners so what does your jihad mean now … killing

3 March 2020

Following Taliban report of resuming military operation in Afghanistan, UN, RS, and EU reacted against it, stressing on continuation of reduced violence. “The UN calls for continued reduced violence to maintain and enhance an environment conducive to the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, which should lead to a permanent ceasefire and a lasting political settlement,” UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) twitted.

3 March 2020

Local officials have confirmed that at least five Afghanistan Public Protection Forces (APPF) have been killed in Taliban’s attacks in Logar province. The spokesman of Logar governor, Didar Lawang told Reporterly that the Taliban insurgents stormed a security outpost in Mohammad Agha District on Monday night. According to Lawang, the incident took place in Bato Khail and

3 March 2020

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said that peace and stability in the West Asian country should be reached through “an inter-Afghan consensus”. "The Taliban as a group that exists in Afghanistan and plays a role (in the country’s developments) is an undeniable reality,” Mousavi told reporters during a video conference in Tehran. “All paths to

3 March 2020

The Trump administration is making available to Congress two secret documents related to the United States' peace agreement with the Taliban, part of the White House's effort to build support for ending the longest military conflict in American history. As per Politico report, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reached out to senior lawmakers on the House and Senate panels that oversee foreign relations

3 March 2020

President Ashraf Ghani at a gathering in Nangarhar province has responded to the Taliban’s demand for the release 5,000 prisoners ahead of the intra-Afghan talks, saying that the Afghan government also has its demands. “There are two sides--they have conditions and we have conditions," Ghani said. During his speech, he also asked: “When are the Taliban going to leave Pakistan?”

3 March 2020

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan has played the role it had to play in the Afghan peace process, now it was up to the people of the country to decide their future. “Pakistan has always been in favour of peace,” Qureshi told BBC Urdu in an interview. “Now it is up to the people of Afghanistan to decide what they

3 March 2020

Afghan ambassador to US, Roya Rahmani says Afghan people are looking at US-Taliban treaty as an opportunity to end this war with a political settlement. "It is due to the fact that our people are very tired and exhausted of this very long-winding war. And we are just looking at it as an opportunity hoping that

3 March 2020