[ToloNews] The Afghan acting Minister of Defense Assadullah Khalid on Thursday said that there has been no decline in offensives by the enemy (Taliban ...Arabic for students... ), adding that the Afghan forces have been ordered to return to "active defense" position.
"There has been no reduction in the attacks of the enemy, today we ordered our forces to return to active defense position from defensive position," said Khalid.
This comes a day after the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, said the United States would like to see the prisoner release begin as soon as possible in line with the US-Taliban peace agreement.
"No prisoners have been released to date, despite the commitment to do so expressed by both sides," Khalilzad said in a series of tweets on Wednesday, as the Taliban press Washington to rapidly facilitate the prisoner release.
The statements come amid a political deadlock in the country following the election results between Ashraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money... and Abdullah Abdullah ...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president... The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells in a tweet said on Wednesday that the Afghan leaders must prioritize and protect the unity of the nation, saying that "parallel Afghan governments are not the answer, and will be harmful to the Afghan people."
"Mr. Ghani’s demand is that he wants the elections to determine the credibility of the government while Dr. Abdullah insists that elections have been rigged and a new political agreement should determine the new government," said Saleh Mohammad Registani, a political analyst in Kabul.
"All negotiations and meetings are dominated by males, therefore, the main victim of the political instability will be the women of Afghanistan," said Fawzia Kofi, a former member of parliament.
[KhaamaPress] A roadside kaboom explosion killed a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... commander and his security guard in eastern Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government in a statement said a kaboom triggered by a roadside kaboom, destroyed the vehicle of Mawlavi Zakir alias Mutmaeen, one of the commanders of Taliban.
The statement further added that the incident took place on Wednesday morning in Marki Khel area of Sherzad district.
The explosion killed the Taliban commander and his security guard but did not hurt anyone else, the statement added.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
The anti-government armed bully boyz including Talibs frequently use improvised bombs to target the security forces and government personnel.
However, alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk... majority of such attacks inflict casualties or ordinary civilians while such attacks often kill or injure the murderous Moslems, specifically when the explosives go off prematurely.
#Yemen Video of the operation Fa'amkan Menhom, during which Houthi-led forces defeated the 6th military region of Saudi-backed forces and captured Hazm city, the capital of Al-Jawf province. 1/7 pic.twitter.com/qHCgcCJUZs
[IsraelTimes] IDF troops open fire at five Paleostinians who approached the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... security fence and attempted to damage it, the military says.
"A hit was confirmed," an army spokesperson says.
Media outlets in the Strip say one of the men was shot in the leg.
The incident occurs outside of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
[RUDAW.NET] Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed in the Syrian northwestern province of Idilb on Thursday, just two weeks after a ceasefire was imposed by Ankara and Moscow to halt months of fighting.
Mahir Unal, deputy leader of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... ’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said in a tweet on Thursday that a Ottoman Turkish soldier, Oguz Tas, was killed in a "heinous attack" in Muhambal town in Idlib.
He did not indicate who was behind the attack.
Minutes later, Sivas governor’s office tweeted that Ramazan Nayor, a 25-year-old soldier, was also killed in Idlib, without saying who was responsible.
The two deaths are the first reported Ottoman Turkish casualties since the ceasefire was imposed at the beginning of the month.
Turkey's defense ministry confirmed the deaths late Thursday, saying that they were killed as the result of "an attack by radical groups" in Idlib.
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October 2019: Satellite images showed a convoy of trucks passing through the crossing from the Iraqi Al-Qa’im into Syria’s Al-Bukamal, the only crossing between the two countries controlled by government forces after Iraqi security forces retook the border post in late 2017. Situated between Iraq’s restive Anbar province and Syria’s Deir al-Zor Province, Al-Qa’im is an area which is under the control of pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias handled by Iran’s Quds Force. ISI first released images on the new border crossing in May, with a site likely to be used as a storage compound for vehicles, equipment and possibly weapons. A neighboring structure was built at the end of 2018. In September, Fox News reported Iran was building a military base near Al-Bukamal, less than 200 miles from an American position, with the intention of housing thousands of troops.
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