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  • European soldiers of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan will not be withdrawn from this war-torn country in May under a conditional peace agreement signed by the Trump administration and the insurgent Taliban in February of last year. There are still some 7,500 NATO troops deployed to Afghanistan.

SOURCE: BUSINESS TIMES


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  • Taliban delegation is visiting Tehran for talks with Iranian officials on the Afghan peace process. Iran accuses US of stalling Afghan peace talks. Iran has in recent years backed Taliban’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s future political structure, and repeatedly called for the ouster of US forces from the country.

SOURCE: YENISAFAK


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  • A wave of Taliban attacks and violence has killed dozens across Afghanistan, even as talks are underway between the government and the insurgents in Qatar.

SOURCE: SF CHRONICLE


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  • Separate attacks in Afghanistan left at least 23 civilians and security forces dead, even as Afghan negotiators were in Qatar to resume talks with the Taliban aimed at finding an end to decades of conflict. No one immediately claimed responsibility for either attack.

SOURCE: GULF TODAY


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  • The United States has directly accused the Taliban of being behind a recent wave of high-profile assassinations in Afghanistan, urging the insurgent group to stop the violence “for peace to succeed.” Charges came hours after the Taliban accused U.S. forces of launching airstrikes against insurgent-held areas in violation of their 2020 bilateral agreement aimed at ending the long-running Afghan war.

SOURCE: VOA NEWS


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  • Peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents will resume in early January. Despite the peace process, violence in Afghanistan has not ended. There are regular clashes in various parts of the country and bomb and rocket attacks in Kabul.

SOURCE: REUTERS


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  • AFGHANISTAN: A car bombing in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan has seen a spate of car bombings over the last few months, despite peace talks being under way between the negotiation teams of the insurgent Taliban and the government.

SOURCE: THE WIRE

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism and was subjected to 26 of the world’s 50 worst terrorist attacks last year, according to Global Terrorism Index 2020. The Taliban remained the world’s deadliest terrorist group. “Whether the peace talks in Afghanistan have a substantial impact on terrorist activity remains to be seen,” read the report.

SOURCE: ARIANA NEWS

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sought the support of visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to reduce surging violence in the war-torn country. The visit came as Taliban resist calls for a cease-fire, with little headway in the ongoing peace talks, while the US has announced a sharp drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Violent attacks in Afghanistan have surged by 50 percent over recent months, even as the Kabul government and the Taliban launched unprecedented peace talks in September. Taliban launched devastating attacks on provincial capitals and security installations, with fears the violence may jeopardise negotiations.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

 

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