Herat, Afghanistan Newswire

Herat, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Taliban strikes Afghan army checkpoints, killing 30 troopsRead the original story

    Yesterday | The New Zealand Herald

    Taliban fighters have killed at least 30 Afghan soldiers in an attack on two checkpoints in western Badghis province, a provincial official said. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council in Badghis, said the fighters first attacked the checkpoints, then ambushed reinforcements as they arrived in Bala Murghab district.

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  2. 45 security forces, 16 militants killed in clashes in W. AfghanistanRead the original story

    Yesterday | Xinhuanet

    HERAT, Afghanistan, June 20 -- At least 45 Afghan security forces and 16 militants were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in two western Afghan provinces overnight, authorities said Wednesday.

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  3. 'Death to America': Taliban rejects Afghan government's proposed ceasefire extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 16 | National Post

    HERAT, Afghanistan - After two days of rising hopes across the country, Taliban leaders Sunday brusquely rejected the government's proposal to extend a three-day ceasefire and said they were ordering all insurgent fighters to resume operations against "the foreign invaders and their internal supporters." The insurgents' terse announcement came as thousands of Taliban fighters continued swarming into cities and towns to celebrate the three-day Eid holiday, mingling cordially with civilians, hugging policemen and posing for selfies.

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  4. Taliban resumes attacks in Afghanistan after 3-day cease-fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 17 | The Daily Republic

    Hopes for an extension after three days of holiday cease-fire between Taliban forces and the Afghan government ended Sunday when Taliban forces resumed attacks. The Taliban attacked in the Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar as night fell.

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  5. Taliban leaders reject Afghan government's proposed ceasefire extensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 17 | The Day

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: HERAT, Afghanistan - After two days of rising hopes across the country, Taliban leaders Sunday brusquely rejected the government's proposal to extend a three-day ceasefire and said they were ordering all insurgent fighters to resume operations against "the foreign invaders and their internal supporters."

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  6. Turkmenistan increasing electricity export to AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 16 | Trend

    Turkmenistan is increasing the volume of electricity supply to Afghanistan, the state news agency Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary reported June 15. The construction of new power transmission lines is being completed in the Afghan territory, which will further increase the volume of Turkmen electricity supply to various regions of the neighboring state, the message says.

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  7. A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by StepRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | The New York Times

    They come from all walks of life, ages 17 to 65. Among them is a high school student who went home to complete his final exams before rejoining the others; a poet who still carries in his chest one of the four bullets he was shot with; a bodybuilding champion who abandoned his gym and has lost 20 pounds of muscle on the journey. They are day laborers, farmers, retired army officers, a polio victim on crutches, a mechanic who was robbed of his sight by war.

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  8. Taliban announces ceasefire over Eid for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Sunday Herald

    The Afghan Taliban has announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This ceasefire is an opportunity for Taliban to introspect that their violent campaign is not wining them hearts and minds but further alienating the #Afghan people from their cause.

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  9. Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forcesRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Turkish Daily News

    The Taliban announced its first ceasefire in Afghanistan since the 2001 US invasion on June 9, with a three-day halt in hostilities against the country's security forces that was greeted with relief by war-weary Afghans. But the group warned the suspension of fighting for the first three days of Eid , the holiday that caps off Ramadan, did not extend to "foreign occupiers", who would continue to be targeted by the militants.

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  10. Taliban kill at least five in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | The Mercury

    Taliban attacks on a number of police checkpoints in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province have left at least five policemen dead. At least three more were wounded in the overnight attack in Arghandab district, said Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman for Kandahar's governor.

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  11. Taliban call 3-day ceasefire in Afghanistan as Ramadan endsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | New York Daily News

    The Afghan Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a first for the group, following an earlier ceasefire announcement by the government. A statement released Saturday by the Taliban said that they would defend themselves in case of any attack.

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  12. Over 50 security personnel killed in 2 days as Afghan militants step up actionsRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Xinhuanet

    More than 50 Afghan security personnel have been killed over the past 24 hours as anti-government militants intensified activities amid government's peace efforts to encourage Taliban outfit for entering the peace dialogue. In the latest wave of violent offensives, the militants stormed a security checkpoint in Arghandab district of the southern Kandahar province in the wee hours of Sunday, killing 13 police personnel, an official said on condition of anonymity.

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  13. Taliban splinter group declares open-ended truce with KabulRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | Stars and Stripes

    A breakaway Taliban group has declared a truce with the Afghan government, following news last week that Kabul would stand down its offensive operations against insurgents at the end of Ramadan through the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The splinter group, led by Mullah Mohammad Rasul, said late Saturday its stand-down would begin immediately and last until an unspecified future date.

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  14. Taliban join cease-fire, but only with AfghansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | NWAonline

    The Taliban announced its first-ever cease-fire with Afghan forces Saturday, accepting the Kabul government's offer to halt fighting at the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The militant group, in a statement to reporters, said it would impose a truce with Afghan troops for three days but would continue attacks on foreign forces.

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  15. .com | Young Afghans hope for first ceasefire after lifetime of warRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 10 | News24

    Afghans exhausted by a nearly 17-year war that is older than many of the country's citizens breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday after the Taliban announced its first ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion - but some remain wary. The decision to suspend fighting for the first three days of Eid, the holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and a time when Muslims visit family and friends, took many in the war-weary country by surprise.

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  16. Militants' attack kills 13 police in S. AfghanistanRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Xinhuanet

    Militants' attack on a security checkpoint in Arghandab district of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province claimed the lives of 13 policemen on Sunday, an official said on the condition of anonymity. "A group of Taliban rebels stormed a security checkpoint in Nehgan area of Arghandab district early in the morning, killing 13 police personnel," the official told Xinhua but refused to be identified.

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  17. Afghan Taliban raise hopes with surprise Eid ceasefireRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Stabroek News

    The Afghan Taliban on Saturday announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Muslim Eid holiday in the middle of June, their first offer of its kind, days after the government declared an unconditional ceasefire of its own. The militants said foreign forces would be excluded from the ceasefire and that operations against them would continue.

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  18. Taliban accepts Ghani's peace overture, declares ceasefireRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Big News Network.com

    The increasing spate of deadly attacks in the country, especially a recent ISIS attack on Afghanistan's top religious body, the Afghan Ulema Council - the country's President announced the government's first unconditional ceasefire with Taliban insurgents until June 20, when the Muslim fasting season of Ramadan comes to an end. After spending days weighing President Ashraf Ghani's ceasefire proposal, the militant group ordered its first ever ceasefire in Afghanistan's 17-year-long bloody battle.

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  19. Severe drought tests faith in government among war-weary AfghansRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Stars and Stripes

    Severe drought and violence have sent thousands of Afghans fleeing to camps on the outskirts of this city during the past two months in search of aid from the government, a situation that could benefit the Taliban if Kabul is seen as failing to care for its people. The camps next to the capital of Herat province, which borders Iran, have become home to as many as 28,000 people, many of them farmers and their families, officials say.

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  20. Afghan shoppers go online to avoid bombs, harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 9 | Daily Times

    Shoppers in the Afghan capital are going online for everything from fashion to furniture to avoid bomb attacks and sexual harassment, with dozens of start-ups doing a brisk trade where there were few on the ground two years ago. Suicide bombings and other attacks in Kabul have killed and wounded hundreds of people this year and security had been expected to deteriorate ahead of elections planned for October.

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