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Afghan Taliban

Afghan Taliban ask Pakistan to hold talks with TTP?
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Afghan Taliban ask Pakistan to hold talks with TTP?

  • Sources say Pakistan is particularly concerned over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, as the TTP militants may take advantage of the security vacuum and may enter the country in the garb of Afghan refugees
Updated 18 Jul, 2021 01:57pm
Assertions of Afghan side are contrary to facts: FO
Pakistan

Assertions of Afghan side are contrary to facts: FO

  • Foreign Office dismisses Kabul's remarks that outlawed TTP did not operate on Afghanistan soil
  • Says Pakistan has been making serious and sincere efforts for facilitating intra-Afghan peace process for inclusive political settlement
Published 28 Jun, 2021 02:00pm
Taliban warn Afghan neighbours against allowing US bases
World

Taliban warn Afghan neighbours against allowing US bases

  • A flurry of diplomatic calls between the US and Pakistan in recent days has fuelled speculation the Pentagon is scouting for new bases to use against the Taliban.
  • However, Pakistan's Foreign Office has denied the rumors saying, "no such proposal is expected."
Updated 26 May, 2021 05:32pm
Afghan forces kill 50 Taliban fighters in fresh clashes
World

Afghan forces kill 50 Taliban fighters in fresh clashes

  • "The towns and cities the Taliban have targeted are of strategic importance given their proximity to Kabul as some are on supply roads to the capital," said Kabul-based security analyst Bari Arez.
  • "The setbacks suffered by Afghan forces also indicate that they had not expected such Taliban offensives so soon" after the US military started the final withdrawal, he added.
Published 25 May, 2021 10:12am
Pakistan to allow US air, ground access for its Afghanistan presence: Pentagon
World

Pakistan to allow US air, ground access for its Afghanistan presence: Pentagon

  • David F Helvey, Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Affairs told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Saturday that the US government will continue to engage Pakistan due to the country’s significant role in the Afghan peace process.
  • In March, The New York Times reported that American intelligence agencies have warned Biden that the Taliban may overrun most of Afghanistan within a couple of years and would potentially allow Al-Qaeda again.
Updated 24 May, 2021 11:35am
Enemy attacks on civilians, Afghan forces "much higher" than last year: Report
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Enemy attacks on civilians, Afghan forces "much higher" than last year: Report

  • According to a report by the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the frequency of enemy attacks in Kabul was significantly higher than in the same quarter last year.
  • The quarterly report articulated that "recent heavy fighting between American, Afghan and Taliban forces in the Helmand and Kandahar Provinces has forced thousands of Afghan civilians to flee their homes", as the peace negotiations continue to stall.
Updated 02 Feb, 2021 03:24pm