Ongoing armed violence in Helmand undermines Afghan peace efforts: UNAMA

The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Thursday warned that the ongoing armed violence in southern Helmand province is undermining the efforts for Afghan peace process as part of which representatives of the government and Taliban are holding negotiations for more than a month in Qatar

Oct 16, 2020
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The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Thursday warned that the ongoing armed violence in southern Helmand province is undermining the efforts for Afghan peace process as part of which representatives of the government and Taliban are holding negotiations for more than a month in Qatar.

“Violence only heaps further hardship and misery on ordinary Afghans and undermines efforts for progress and building bridges between parties at the historic Afghanistan peace talks in Doha” the political mission said in a statement.

It says the violence unleashed in Helmand this week has forced thousands of Afghan civilians to leave their homes and initial reports suggest civilians have been “killed and injured” including women and children in clashes which now continue for more than five days.


http://www.afghanistantimes.af/ongoing-armed-violence-in-helmand-undermines-afghan-peace-efforts-unama/

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