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It’s as we suspected. The unquiet American has been manoeuvring uncharacteristically quietly behind-the-scenes to secure Pakistan as the US get-out-of-jail card in case his intended troop surge to Afghanistan goes belly up.

 

Encouraging and putting weight behind the National Unity Government (NUG) to become heavy over all sort of obstacles including domestic and foreign challenges is the best hope for the Afghan masses to be optimistic about their stable future.

 

So here we have it. Women and young girls from the Af-Pak region are only likely to catch America’s eye if they can be exploited for supposed US military gains in this part of the world.

 

Explosions, suicide attacks, attacks on security forces and killing civilians have been almost happening every day in different areas of Afghanistan that was expected to be at least calm during the holy month of Ramadan like other countries

 

There is an explosion, a suicide attack, attack on security forces and killing civilians in different ways almost every day in different areas of Afghanistan that was expected to be at least calm during the holy month of Ramadan like other countries

 

Having unity in all stage is the only way to get rid of current challenges in the country. There is need to understand the conspiracies of the external and internal enemies of peace and stability of Afghanistan that have been in villa to desterilize the so-called peace.

 

The security forces raided what it was called the “last tent” installed by the people protesting the government’s “carelessness” regarding the worsening security

 

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but in Afghanistan is famous by its Arabic language acronym Daesh.  The group is widely known for its video of beheading civilians and military.

 

A suicide bomber who planned to blow himself among the people that had just broken their fast, went to al-Zahra mosque in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood Police District 13.

 

India’s ‘Hekmatyar moment’ — a reference to the recent meeting between Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and leader of the Hizb-e-Islami group Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, better known as the ‘butcher of Kabul’ for the merciless acts of violence carried out by him in the 1990s – is upon us.

 


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