Radio Free Afghanistan February 28, 2021 The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) says that a Taliban commander killed three family members of a slain journalist in the central province of Ghor. Journalist Bismillah Adel Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a private radio station in Ghor Province, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on January 1.
Ariana: Kandahar officials said on Saturday that the local unemployment rate is estimated to be at 80 percent due to the ongoing conflict that has raged for the past four months between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces in the province. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 27, 2021 Afghan officials say at least two people have been killed and several others wounded in separate bomb blasts in the country. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said on February 27 that one person was killed and two others injured when a bomb attached to a vehicle went off
Ariana: President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said during an event to mark National Soldiers’ Day that the international community has deprived Afghanistan of peace in the past 40 years. “International community deprived a nation… from peace, it is not acceptable, we want a dignified peace that people want and security forces want, peace is coming.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 26, 2021 Three family members of a slain journalist in western Afghanistan have been shot dead by gunmen amid a rising wave of killings targeting journalists and civil society activists. At least five others were wounded in the attack late on February 25 on the home of Afghan journalist and
By Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 25, 2021 After 20 years of military engagement, the U.S. war in Afghanistan is at a crossroads. U.S. President Joe Biden faces a crucial choice of whether to stick to a May 1 deadline for troop withdrawal negotiated by the previous administration with the Taliban. Washington is reviewing
1TV: US President Joe Biden would not be okay if the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, the White House said on Tuesday. “I don’t think he would say he’d be okay with that,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters when asked if Biden is okay with the Taliban ruling Afghanistan. Click here to read more
Radio Free Afghanistan February 24, 2021 The Taliban has told its members to avoid recruiting or harboring foreign fighters amid doubts about the militants’ commitment to a deal reached with the United States last year that provided for severing links to terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda. “All chiefs and mujahedin are directed to avoid arbitrary
Radio Free Afghanistan February 23, 2021 Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Qatar after a delay of more than a month amid escalating violence in the war-wracked country as the United Nations called again for an immediate cease-fire to curb civilian casualties. Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem tweeted late on
Ariana: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) reported Tuesday as many as 2,019 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in 2020. This comes as UNAMA in its latest report said Tuesday that civilian casualties have increased following the start of peace talks in September 2020. Click here to read more (external link).