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NATO, Afghanistan ready to open new chapter, NATO SG says

nato1 Thursday, November 6th, 2014 02:19 pm

KABUL, Nov 06 (NNI): The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the alliance is ready to open a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan.

Appearing in a press conference together with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the NATO Secretary General said the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has achieved what it set out to do.

He said, “We have made our nations safer by pursuing the international terrorists who used Afghanistan as a safe haven to launch horrific attacks. And we have made Afghanistan stronger by helping to build capable …

Taliban Kills 10 Civilians in Paktia

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ZURMAT, Nov 06 (NNI): Taliban insurgents killed 10 civilians on Wednesday night in Paktia province, local officials said Thursday.

Provincial Police Chief Zalmai Oriakhail, while confirming the incident, said that the people were killed in Zurmat district of the province.

Oriakhail not providing more details, said that the police have started investigations.

The provincial spokesman Rohullah Samon said the bodies were found Thursday morning.

“The incident took place on Wednesday night in Mamozai area of Zurmat district,” Samon said. “The dead bodies were found Thursday morning.”

According to Samon, five of the men killed were …

NATO Chief in Afghanistan to reaffirm continued engagement

nato Thursday, November 6th, 2014 11:04 am

KABUL, Nov 06 (NNI): As the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission is concluding at the end of this year, the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Afghanistan to reaffirm the alliance’s continued engagement.

Stoltenberg will take stock of the progress made during the 13 year ISAF mission and launch of the new Resolute Support mission on January 1.

A statement released by NATO said the Secretary General witnessed the growing capability of the Afghan commando units at the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command at Camp Morehead in Kabul.

Mr. …

4634 Afghan troops lost their lives in battle so far this year

TH16-AFGHANISTAN_F_1365555f Thursday, November 6th, 2014 11:03 am

KABUL, Nov 06 (NNI): At least 4,634 members of the Afghan national security forces (ANSF) have lost their lives in fight against the terrorism so far this year.

The second-ranking US commander in Afghanistan Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson has expressed concerns regarding the rise and has said the level of casualties cannot be sustained in a successful fight against the Taliban.

Speaking to reporters from his headquarters in through video at the Pentagon, Gen. Anderson said the number of Afghans killed in battle rose from 4,350 last year to 4,634 so far …

UN welcomes passing of draft law to criminalize recruitment of child soldiers

un Thursday, November 6th, 2014 11:01 am

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 06 (NNI): Senior officials of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have welcomed the passing of legislation earlier this week by the Afghan Lower House of Parliament to criminalize underage recruitment in the Afghan National Security Forces.

The UN mission officials called the passing of the law a significant step forward in protecting the rights of Afghan children.

Ján Kubiš, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA, said “The United Nations welcomes the Lower House’s decision to …

Ghani to remove restrictions on operations imposed by Karzai

afghan-us-deal Monday, November 3rd, 2014 03:00 pm

KABUL, Nov 03 (NNI): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is preparing to remove some restrictions on military operations against the Taliban militants imposed by former President Hamid Karzai.

The US and Afghan military officials aware of the progress have said that President Ghani is preparing to reduce restrictions on night raid and use of heavy weapons in residential areas in a bid to make the operations more effective, the Wall Street Journal reported.

This comes as the former President Hamid Karzai issued a decree late in July this year, prohibiting the Afghan national …

Ghani orders immediate probe into Kandahar deputy governor’s murder

ashraf-ghani Monday, November 3rd, 2014 02:57 pm

KABUL, Nov 03 (NNI): President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered an immediate probe into assassination of deputy provincial governor of Kandahar.

The Presidential Palace following a statement said a delegation has been appointed to launch an investigation regarding the assassination of Abdul Qadeem Patyal.

The statement further added the delegation led by Gen. Salim Ehsas, police chief of the ministry of interior, was instructed to present their report regarding the incident as soon as possible.

The attack on Mr. Patyal was carried out late on Sunday evening in Kandahar university while he was …

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