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    AIHRC pleads negotiating sides to resume peace talks

    15 February 2021

    KABUL: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) calls on the Afghan government and the Taliban to immediately recommence the suspended intra-Afghan talks and return to the negotiating table.

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    Germany plans to stay in Afghanistan beyond May 

    14 February 2021

    KABUL: Germany has reportedly announced that it plans to continue its military presence in Afghanistan as the country believes the peace talks won’t be concluded by March. 

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    NATO in dilemma on troop exit, stay in Afghanistan 

    13 February 2021

    KABUL: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the Taliban insurgent group should fulfill its promises of reducing violence and cutting ties with terrorist organizations. 

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    OIC calls for an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan  

    13 February 2021

    KABUL: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has vehemently condemned the recent spike in violence across Afghanistan, urging for an immediate cessation of bloodshed. 

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    War veterans oppose US troop stay in Afghanistan beyond May

    10 February 2021

    KABUL: A veteran’s advocacy group called on the Biden Administration to entirely remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan and continue giving veterans access to private health care.

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    “A year on, no foreign troop combat death in Afghanistan”  

    9 February 2021

    KABUL: While the war between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban rages on, the United States has achieved a whole year without a fighting death in Afghanistan, Stars and Stripes, an American news agency reported on Monday.

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    Taliban's aggression remains too high, admits U.S. 

    9 February 2021

    KABUL: U.S. Central Command Commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie says the degree of violence in Afghanistan remains too high, and the U.S. is evaluating the Taliban’s actions as well as the peace deal to find a path forward soon.

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    Graham's positive US troops will stay beyond May 

    8 February 2021

    KABUL: Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham says American forces won’t leave Afghanistan in May, as he announced support to the Biden administration’s stance on Afghanistan and its bid to review the US-Taliban agreement.

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    Gen. Dunford stresses conditions-based US pullout

    7 February 2021

    KABUL: Former U.S. Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has emphasized the necessity of overseeing the Taliban to ensure all the Doha peace deal terms are being honored before resorting to a further reduction of troops in Afghanistan.

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    U.S. reassures Afghan govt. of continued cooperation

    6 February 2021

    KABUL: During a call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, US Defense Chief Lloyd Austin on Friday reiterated the U.S.‘s commitment to an “enduring” alliance with the Afghan government.