00:19 mercoledì 20.03.2019

Rassegne stampa

Home   >>  Rassegna stampa   >>  Articolo
At Least 13 Troops Killed, 12 Captured In Taliban Attacks On Afghan Army Posts
From.rferl.org/
13-03-2019 - Taliban fighters have launched attacks on several army posts in western Afghanistan, killing at least 13 Afghan soldiers, officials say.
Jamshid Shahabi, a spokesman for Badghis Province's governor, said on March 12 that 42 militants were also killed and 15 troops were wounded in the fighting in the province bordering Turkmenistan.
The fate of a dozen other soldiers is unknown, according to Shahabi.
Defense Ministry spokesman Qais Mangal said that government reinforcements backed by air support had been sent to Bala Murghab district after the Taliban launched its offensive late on March 9.
He said that a total of 20 soldiers were killed and 20 others were captured in the battles.
The Taliban overran four posts, Mangal said, adding that the fighting was "still on."
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousof Ahmadi confirmed that the group was behind the attack, saying that 28 soldiers were captured.
The offensive comes as U.S. and Taliban negotiators are holding peace talks in Qatar aimed at ending the nearly 18-year war in Afghanistan. The Western-backed government in Kabul has been absent from the negotiations, with the Taliban insisting it will not engage with a Western "puppet.”
//www.rferl.org/a/afghan-army-posts-taliban-attacks-badghis-13-killed/29816997.html


Redazione
 
  
  Rassegne stampa
14-03-2019 - La riflessione del presidente Mattarella sulla possibilità per l'Italia di aderire alla Bri è il punto fondamentale, dice Bressan (Lumsa): accordi...
14-03-2019 - KABUL, Afghanistan — Authorities are investigating an errant U.S. strike on an Afghan military base in the country's south that killed at least five...
13-03-2019 - The Russian former commander of militants in eastern Ukraine is out of cash and out of favor with the Kremlin, leading him to sell a gold medal he was...
13-03-2019 - The 16 days of talks, in which the United States also sought assurances that Taliban insurgents will not use Afghanistan to stage attacks, are expected...
01-03-2019 - Delegates in the women’s national conference at Loya Jirga tent in Kabul discussed peace and ways to preserve women’s rights in the process. Ghani...