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Women, journalists and progressives gunned down as killings target Afghan civil society

Added: 24.01.2021 21:17 | 32 views | 0 comments

“This sort of assassination campaign is focused on killing the brain of Afghanistan,” said the founder of a group that is tracking the violence.

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Afghan Official: 600 Freed Taliban Prisoners Rearrested

Added: 24.01.2021 19:20 | 2 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD - Authorities in Afghanistan say they have rearrested 600 members of the Taliban who were freed from imprisonment as part of a peace-building agreement between the United States and the insurgent group. Afghanistan's national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, made the announcement Sunday, alleging the men in question had returned to the battlefield to plot deadly attacks against government forces and civilians. Under the February 2020 U.S.-Taliban deal, the government had released more than 5,000 insurgent prisoners in exchange for 1,000 security personnel. The swap led to the opening of much-sought peace negotiations between the Taliban and representatives of Afghan President...

'Killing the brain of Afghanistan': Wave of assassinations stokes fear, mars peace talks

Added: 24.01.2021 19:17 | 9 views | 0 comments

“This sort of assassination campaign is focused on killing the brain of Afghanistan,” said the founder of a group that is tracking the violence.

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The Hidden Cost of America's Forever War

Added: 24.01.2021 18:06 | 8 views | 0 comments

Both the Trump and Obama administrations relied heavily on highly trained Special Forces units to keep Afghanistan from collapse. The strategy has kept recent episodes of the 21-year Afghan War out of the public eye, but it is failing to stabilize the country and is straining the United States military's elite troops, who serve back-to-back combat tours without an end in sight and disproportionately give their lives in service of a war the public knows almost nothing about.

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Afghanistan conflict: Female judges shot dead in Kabul

Added: 24.01.2021 17:21 | 7 views | 0 comments

Two women judges working for the Supreme Court were shot dead in Kabul on Sunday, according to officials. The women were targeted by gunmen while travelling to their office in a vehicle, a court spokesman told AFP. The...

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