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Afghan Taliban considering Eid holiday ceasefire

The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week’s Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, two senior Taliban officials said. They said no decision had been taken but senior leaders would meet either on Tuesday evening or Wednesday to discuss the option, which was…

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August 15, 2018

 

‘At least 100 security forces killed’ in fight for Afghan city

At least 100 security forces have been killed in the ongoing struggle to push the Taliban from the embattled Afghan city of Ghazni, a government minister said Monday, four days after the fighting began. The announcement came as fresh reinforcements were deployed to the provincial capital and air strikes targeted Taliban positions, according to defence…

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August 13, 2018

 

Taliban fighters storm Afghanistan’s Ghazni, seize parts of city

The attack on Ghazni underscored how volatile the security situation across Afghanistan remains less than three months before parliamentary elections in October

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August 10, 2018

 

Taliban seize district in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: Taliban militants captured a district in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province near the provincial capital early on Thursday and killed more than a dozen people including the district’s governor, a police official said, reported Reuters. Ghazni’s Khawaja Omari district was considered one of the province’s safest districts. The militants killed district governor Ali Dost Shams,…

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April 12, 2018

 

Obama approves more aggressive Taliban fight

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has ordered the US military to take on the resurgent Taliban more directly — in tandem with Afghan allies, ratcheting up a 15-year conflict that he had vowed to end. “US forces will more proactively support Afghan conventional forces,” a senior administration official told AFP. The official, who asked not to…

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June 10, 2016

 

Six killed as Taliban bombers raid Afghan courthouse

GHAZNI: Taliban suicide bombers wearing police uniforms raided a courthouse in Afghanistan’s eastern Ghazni city Wednesday, killing six people as the insurgents step up their annual spring offensive after naming a new leader. The assault, which also left 13 civilians wounded including the chief judge, comes a day after the Taliban killed more than a…

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June 1, 2016

 

Mullah Motmahen captured in Ghazni

KABUL: NATO troops Thursday night arrested six Taliban commanders, including a high ranking leader Mullah Abdul Hai Motmahen, during an operation in Ghazni province in south Afghanistan, a local official said Friday. “Six Taliban commanders including Mullah Abdul Hai Motmahen were arrested in Andar district of Ghazni province last night,” district governor Sher Khan Yusufzai…

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