Afghanistan

US House Committee subpoenas Khalilzad on Taliban talks

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives on Thursday issued a subpoena to the Trump administration’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, ZalmayKhalilzad, demanding he appear before the panel next week to explain the “failure” of the US-Taliban talks, US media reported. Rep. Eliot Engel of New York accused the…

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‘Ready to suppress Taliban in North’

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum said he is ready to defeat the Taliban within six months if the Afghan government and the US provide him the chance. Speaking in a video conference in Kabul, Mr. Dostum said he has already provided his military plan for defeating the Taliban offshoots…

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Spokesman: Trump’s decision ‘surprised’ Taliban

By The Frontier Post | September 14, 2019

Monitoring Desk KABUL: A spokesman of the Taliban political office in Qatar, Suhail Shaheen, has said that the US President Donald Trump’s decision to call off negotiations with the group was “surprising” and “astonishing” to the group as they were preparing for the signing of a peace deal which was “finalized in principle” when they…

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