Taliban

Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban have both indicated that long-delayed negotiations could begin straight after Eid.

published on : 2nd August 2020

Taliban to release all Afghan govt prisoners by Eid

Under the US-Taliban peace deal that was signed in Doha, the Afghan government would release 5,000 Taliban members, of which it has so far freed more than 4,400.

published on : 30th July 2020

Afghan girl shoots dead two Taliban fighters after parents murdered

The incident happened last week when insurgents stormed the home of Qamar Gul, a teenager from a village in the central province of Ghor. 

published on : 21st July 2020

Taliban make big changes ahead of expected talks with Kabul

As head of a newly united military wing, 30-year-old Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob brings his father's fiercely uncompromising reputation to the battlefield. 

published on : 17th July 2020

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal

Zalmay Khalilzad was wrapping up a week-long trip that included stops in Uzbekistan, Pakistan and the Gulf state of Qatar, where Taliban negotiators are headquartered.

published on : 4th July 2020

Taliban founder Mullah Omar's son takes over as interim commander after seniors contract COVID-19

The crisis over decision-making comes at a critical time for Afghanistan, as the United States is drawing down its troops in accordance with a bilateral deal struck with the Taliban in February.

published on : 1st June 2020

Car bomb explosion kills five in Afghanistan's Gardiz, Taliban claims responsibility

The Army spokesperson said that the explosives were placed in a Mazda truck that was detonated in front of the gate of the facility at around 8:30 am.

published on : 14th May 2020

Afghanistan: Taliban attack on army checkpoint kills six

The statement from the Afghan Defense Ministry said the troops pushed back the attackers, adding that the Taliban also suffered casualties but without providing specific figures.

published on : 11th May 2020

Taliban say they don't have missing US contractor Mark Frerichs

In a statement late Saturday by the US Embassy in Kabul, Khalilzad also sought Pakistan's help in locating Frierchs.

published on : 10th May 2020

Afghan government impeding peace efforts: Taliban

The Taliban said that the Afghan government's calling for a ceasefire was "not rational and convincing" while the peace process is being impeded by the Afghan government

published on : 27th April 2020

23 soldiers killed as Taliban resumes attacks on Afghanistan amid coronavirus pandemic

The stalled prisoner swap has been beset with problems and peace talks seem as elusive ever amid ongoing attacks.

published on : 20th April 2020

Security Forces Kill 21 Taliban Militants in Northern Afghanistan

Twelve militants were killed in the Badghis province following their attempt to attack a security post.

published on : 13th April 2020

Taliban to end 'fruitless' meetings with Afghanistan government over prisoner swap

The two foes have been holding talks in Kabul since last week to try to finalise the prisoner swap that was originally supposed to have happened by March 10.

published on : 7th April 2020

Taliban rejects Afghanistan's offer to free 1,500 prisoners before talks

Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told AFP that '5,000 prisoners should be released as a trust-building measure, and that this should be before the intra-Afghan talks'.

published on : 11th March 2020

Afghanistan to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners if violence eases

The agreement, which will initially see 100 prisoners freed each day, will depend on the Taliban's willingness to significantly limit attacks in the country.

published on : 11th March 2020
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