Afghanistan Security Forces killed 1074 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists (including 2 Taliban red unit commanders, 31 ISIS Terrorists and 1 Pakistani mine maker) and freed 15 Prisoners from Taliban Prison and wounded 423 Terrorists, as a result of continuous clearance operations in last 21 days. Huge quantity of Arms and Ammunition were seized, and vehicles used by Taliban were destroyed. These figures are provided by Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan during different press releases over the past 21 days.
Before this Afghanistan Security forces had killed 1186 FATF Grey Listed Pakistan sponsored Taliban terrorists in 13 days (19-July 2019 to 8-August 2019). We covered that in details in our previous article, “Afghanistan Security Forces Killed 1186 Pakistan Supported Taliban Terrorists In Last 11 Days”
Earlier Afghanistan Security forces had killed 811 FATF Grey Listed Pakistan sponsored Taliban terrorists in 11 days (16-July 2019 to 28-July 2019). We covered that in details in our previous article, Afghanistan Army Killed 811 Pakistan Supported Taliban Terrorists In Last 13 Days
Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan via a Press release on a daily basis provides an update on the operations carried out in 24 hours in different provinces. They also provide the figures of how many Taliban or Pakistani Terrorists, the Afghanistan Security Forces killed in 24 hours.
As per the Press Releases by Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan on their official website, over past 21 days (9-August 2019 to 28-August 2019), Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, launched 313 joint offensive & clearance operations, and conducted 1501 Commandos, Special Forces operations in different parts of the country, in order to remove security threats, destroying the enemy’s sanctuaries and ensure better security to the people of Afghanistan, Afghan Air Forces carried out 421 airstrikes on enemies’ positions in support of these operations.
As a result, Afghanistan Security Forces killed 1074 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists (including 2 Taliban red unit commanders, 31 ISIS Terrorists and 1 Pakistani mine maker), wounded 423 Terrorists and freed 15 Prisoners from Taliban Prison.
Data compiled from Ministry of Defense, Afghanistan Press releases showing that Afghanistan Security Forces killed 1186 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists in last 11 days.
- Joint offensive & clearance operations – 313
- Commandos, Special Forces Operations – 1501
- Total Number of Airstrikes – 421
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Killed – 1074
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Wounded – 423
- Number of Taliban Terrorists Detained – 56
These operations were conducted with support of Resolute Support and Afghan Air Forces in almost all the districts of Afghanistan including Ghazni, Wardak, Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Faryab, Zabul, Badghis, Ghor, Takhar, Paktia, Balkh, Sir-e Pol, Logar, Kunar & Nangarhar provinces.
During the operations huge quantity of Arms and ammunition were seized. Many different types of IEDs were recovered and defused. Many vehicles belonging to Taliban Terrorists were destroyed.
Some of the Afghanistan Army Operations
On 27-August 2019, In a massive crackdown on Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists, Afghan Security forces killed 131 Taliban Terrorists within 24 hours. As per a source, this shows Government of Pakistan resolve to deal with Taliban Terrorists from a position of strength.
Afghan security forces killed 15 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists including Malwavi Abdul Ahad, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Kant during the operations .
Afghan Special Security Forces conducted a raid in Nahr-e Saraj district Helmand detaining four Taliban fighters and destroying a small weapons cache.
On 26-August 2019, Afghan security and defense forces launched an operation against the Taliban in Sholgara District of Balkh Province in which nine militants have been killed. A statement from the ANA Shaheen Corps in the north said that security and defense forces launched an offensive against the Taliban in the Sial Aab area of Sholgara district of Balkh province on Monday, killing eight militants. have been.
On 26-August, The Haqqani Network (HQN) Pakistan based and Pakistan Army funded and sponsored Terrorist network assassin was arrested by Afghan operatives in Deh Sabz(green village) of Kabul city. According to Kabul officials, he had plan to assassinate a govt official.
On 26-August, Just after Afghanistan government authority rejected Pakistan backed company investment on Afghan optical fiber projects, Pakistan puppet Taliban Terrorists added Salaam Telecommunication Company to their military targets list, accusing the company of espionage and disobedience to their orders.
ANDSF discovered & neutralized 75 roadside bombs after several hours of efforts and point to point search operation in Koka Balaq village, Ashkmash District of Takhar.
On 26-August, Air strikes by Afghan Army killed 8 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists and injured 11 others in sayedabad area near JAWSJAN highway.
On 25-August Airstrikes killed 18 Pakistan sponsored Taliban Terrorists in Ghazni, Balkh and Kandahar
On 25-August Afghanistan Army freed 15 of Afghan soldiers from Taliban Prison in Kunduz.
Commandos carried out clearance operations in Imam Saheb district of Kunduz province, releasing a prison facility and 15 security forces, that were held by Taliban in the prison.
Taliban Terrorists kill 14 Pro-Government security forces
Over 14 public uprising forces were killed and ten others, including civilians wounded in a clash occurred between the pro-government forces and Taliban Terrorists in western Herat province, official said Wednesday.
Provincial Governor’s Spokesman, Abdulahad Wali confirmed the attack, saying that the clash took place around Tuesday midnight in Chahar dara village of Kashk Robat Sangi district.
He said that women and children were among the dead and wounded.
According to Wali the reinforcement forces have been stationed in the site and inflicted heavy causalities to the Taliban militants.
Meanwhile, the Taliban group in a statement said its fighters have stormed into Kashk Robat Sangi district, killing 15 soldiers and wounding three others.
Shelling by Pakistan Army in Kunar District of Afghanistan killed 3 Afghan children and wound 9 children
The latest wave of shelling by Pakistani military killed three children in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.
Officials in Kunar Police Headquarters said the shelling also wounded 6 other children.
The officials further added that a rocket landed in Dangam district killing three children and wounding six others.
Shir Wali, a spokesman for Kunar Police Headquarters confirmed that the incident took place at around 1 pm local time 28-August 2019 .
Abdul Ghani Musamim, a spokesman for Kunar Governor’s Office said the Pakistani military also fired 26 artillery shells on Shiltan district on Sunday, 25-August 2019.
Musamim further added that the shelling damaged some properties.
Meanwhile, the officials are saying that the Pakistani military has fired more than 700 artillery shells and mortar rounds on Kunar in the past one month.
The officials also added that most of the artillery shells and mortar rounds landed in Shiltan district in civilian populated areas.
However, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has claimed that the Pakistan military shelled on Afghan civilian districts in ‘self-defense’. Cross border attacks by Terrorists on Army/FC posts are responded to in self-defense only.
Pakistan itself is a terrorist producing factory of the world and every other Pakistani is a Islamist Radical and ready to kill others in the name of Jihad. Pakistan is sheltering all the Taliban Terrorists that kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan in suicide bombings. It is ironical that instead of acting against Pakistani terrorists and Taliban Terrorists in Pakistan, they asked Afghanistan to deploy its forces in these areas to bring it under their effective control and take action against the militant camps in those areas.
Sediq Sediqqi, Spokesperson for the President of Afghanistan said, “Government of Afghanistan strongly condemns Pakistan’s recent missile shelling onto the Afghan soil. We believe this act runs counter to all international principles and is an indication of Pakistan’s lack of commitment towards Afghan, and regional peace and stability.”
History of Pakistan Shelling Afghanistan border provinces
This is not the first time Pakistan is firing rockets and artillery shells on Afghanistan. On 1-May 2019 also, at least four civilians were killed, and five others were wounded after Pakistan troops started shelling on the Afghan side of the Durand Line during the night. The attack come hours after Pakistan forces claimed that at least three Pakistani soldiers were killed, and seven others were wounded when a group of militants from the Afghan side of the Durand Line attacked Pakistani troops in Alwara, North Waziristan.
In a news published in Khaama Press in December 2016, “Pakistan resumes shelling in Kandahar, Kunar provinces of Afghanistan” The Pakistani military has resumed artillery shelling in southern Kandahar and eastern Kunar provinces of Afghanistan as Afghanistan summons the country’s ambassador to lodge a protest over indiscriminate shelling.
It was surprising that a simple search on Twitter for Keywords “Pakistan Shelling Afghanistan” we could get the history of Pakistan shelling Afghanistan.
In a tweet Mirwais Khilji, a journalist with twitter handle @MirwaisKhilji had tweeted on 28 Janurary 2014, “Pakistan shelling killed four children in Kunar province of Afghanistan. I ask every media channel to ask Pakistani authorities WHY”
In another past tweet by Kabul Pressistan with twitter handle @Pressistan on 10 October 2011 had tweeted, “Afghanistan senators can’t really get it why NATO/US not defending Afghanistan against Pakistan shelling of border villagers – Afghan media”
In a tweet from Azhar Fatah, a Journalist with NBC News and Huff Post with Twitter handle @AzharFatehTV had tweeted on 07-August 2012, “Anti-#Pakistan
Afghanistan writes to letter to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) about Pakistan killing civilians by shelling
Afghanistan has written to United Nation Security Council about Pakistan’s continues targeting and shelling the country’s province bordering its southern neighbor.
Pakistan on August 19 and 20 fired over 200 rockets into the shelter district of northeastern Kunar province bordering Afghanistan causing massive damage in that area and resulting in the displacement of the local population.
The letter was written by Afghan envoy to United Nation Adela Raz to Poland Envoy to United Nations Joanna Wronecka on August 22.
The letter says, “Afghan government calls on the United Nation Security Council to take necessary measures and actions to bring about an end to the violations identified”
Condemnation of International Paid Media
One person said, “The International Media is paid by Pakistan to run Fake news propaganda on Indian Kashmir. There is no International media attention in the Pak-Afghan region. Pakistan is arming and funding all the Taliban Terrorists and sending them to Afghanistan to wreak havoc and kill innocent civilians in suicide bombings. Pakistan has fired over 700 Rockets/artillery shells/Mortar rounds and killed and wounded many people including children. Why is International Media not reporting on Pakistan? Why is Pakistan not tried for War Crimes?”
Another person said, “People of Afghanistan, Balochistan and Pashtunistan are not human beings and their lives are not worth anything for the International Media and the International communities. That is the reason Pakistan is killing Baloch, Pashtun, Afghan civilians using either its Army or its Terrorists. For the paid International media, only life of a few handful of Kashmiris are more valuable. No one is there to take Pakistan to the International Court of Justice.”
One twitter user tweeted, “why Pakistan is firing missiles on Afghanistan? why Aljazeera, BBC & other world media not reporting it, why Turkey keep their mouth shut, why US Congress is Silent? Why???????????”
Another Afghan twitter user Arman Amany with handle @ArmanAmany tweeted, “Till the Epicentre of Terrorism Pakistan plays the game of US/UK they can with impunity train/export terrorists, fire missiles/interfere/disrespect our sovereignty.”
An Afghan Journalist Zameer Safi with Twitter handle @zameersafi50 tweeted, “According to the local people settled near Drund Line, Pakistan Army shelling missiles onto the Afghan soil, since 2001. Now, hundreds of thousands families left their houses for years and have no hope to return back to their houses @UN @USEmbassyKabul @UNHumanRights @UNAMAnews”
Another Afghan Journalist Aimal Faizi, twitter handle @AimalFaizi questioned US on Pakistan Shelling. He tweeted, “@ashrafghani’s govt. is asking #UNSC to take “measures and actions” to stop #Pakistan’s “shelling of disctricts in eastern parts of #Afghanistan”. What about Article 6 (External Aggression) of Security & Defense Cooperation Agreement with the US? What is the US task/role? @hmohib”
Another Afghan Wali Frozan Yousefzai with twitter handle @WaliFrozan also expressed his anger by tweeting, “Why only condemn? Why no complain in UN? Why not defending? Pakistan is vacating those areas from it’s original inhabitants and moving ISIS, Jaish e Mohamad, Lashkare Taiba in those villages. This is a dangerous process and Afghanistan Government is only relyng on Condemnation?”
US-Taliban Peace Talks
Sources close to the negotiations says that the US and Taliban negotiators finally reached an agreement over peace deal on Wednesday, a deal that comes after nearly one-year negotiations between the US envoy for Afghan peace, Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban negotiators.
The sources said that the details of the deal would be “soon” shared with the government of Ashraf Ghani.
Talks continued till 2:30 AM local time Doha. They would resume on Thursday 29-August day time.
A deal could pave the way for a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and end almost two decades of fighting in the country.
But President Ashraf Ghani’s government has been left out of the talks because of objections from the Taliban, which views his regime as a puppet of the West.
The current round of discussions has been described as crucial because, according to present and former Taliban officials, both parties are expected to soon sign a deal.
Ghani’s chief spokesman, Sediq Seddiqi said, “The Afghan government expects that it (agreement) will be shared before it is finalized for signing.”
He said Kabul could not say when the deal would be signed, and that troops’ departure would be condition-based and not based on a timeline set by the Taliban.
“We must deny terrorists from holding free ground in Afghanistan and turning it into a safe haven. The presence of some forces, and continued and meaningful support to the Afghan security and defense forces, will be key to our success.”
“Taliban must choose between Islam and terrorism, between humanity and barbarism, between Afghaniat and stogies.” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said yesterday.
Amrullah Saleh, Vice President Candidate in State Building from Ashraf Ghani team, with Twitter handle @AmrullahSaleh2 on August 26 tweeted a clarification. He said, “Clarification: The US talks with Taliban in Doha is about the fate of Quetta Shura, de-linking them with global terror networks, ISI, terror ideologies & prospects of re-integration in future. Doha isn’t on fate of Afghanistan. That will be decided in Kabul & through direct negotiations.”
His view point also got support from European Council Members. Carl Bildt, Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations also sponsored the view point of Amrullah Saleh. In his tweet with twitter handle @carlbildt he tweeted, “He has a point. An important one. Although the Doha talks are also about US military withdrawal.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has been at the forefront in urging President Donald Trump not to order a large-scale troop drawdown from Afghanistan, warning it would threaten U.S. national security.
“If we leave and outsource our national security to the Taliban that they’re gonna take care of al-Qaida and ISIS, that would be a disastrous decision,” Graham said.
People of Afghanistan do not want Islamist Radical Taliban Rule again
People of Afghanistan Do NOT want Taliban rule again. One woman recalled the period of Taliban rule she had herself experienced. As per her, “We had to cover head to toe, we could not study or watch TV or do pursue any activities of our choice. We were confined to homes. Women were flogged in the open or given worst punishments if they contravened any of the provisions of the Sharia Law. It was a period of our worst nightmare. I can never imagine my daughters to live that life.”
Women are now driving Taxi in Kabul under the present government. They are free to pursue their career they want. Government has encouraged women to partner in the growth of present Afghanistan.
“Someone is looking at us smiling; someone else is clapping hands or blowing the horn to felicitate us; some others are just shocked!” said the 24-year-old.
She is one of four women chosen from 100 candidates to become the drivers of the Pink Shuttle, a project by the Nove Onlus NGO billed “as the first and only service in Afghanistan driven uniquely by female drivers for female passengers”.
The selected drivers did two weeks of additional training to qualify to drive a shuttle.
Afghan law does not prohibit women from driving,but it is rare to see female drivers in the country, including in Kabul. According to the NGO, a total of 1,189 women received driving licenses in the capital between 2012 and 2016.
Washington based Journalist Lina Rozbih, twitter handle @LinaRozbih tweeted, “Deal or no deal with Taliban, no one in Afghanistan can imagine a society without women’s contribution to every sector & every field segregated society in #Afghanistan, something that #Taliban lobby for under so called Sharia based Khalafat, has long lost its supporters among Afghans”
Moscow supporting for Afghan security forces in war on terror
Russian Foreign Minister said at a press conference, “We are providing equipment to Afghanistan’s army and security forces and will continue to do it. They are currently unable to eradicate the terrorist threat on their own so these efforts need to continue,” Lavrov pointed out, TASS reported.
He noted that the fight against terrorism should be free from double standards, particularly in a situation when the Islamic State (IS) terror group (outlawed in Russia) sought to get a foothold in various countries, including Afghanistan.
“The Islamic State is spreading to other countries, including Afghanistan, its members are trying to get a foothold in the country’s north in order to expand their activities to Central Asia,” the Russian top diplomat noted. “Alarming reports keep coming in, which show that some of our Western colleagues have double standards about this terrorist group banned by the UN Security Council, trying to use it to achieve their own geopolitical goals in Afghanistan,” Lavrov added.
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