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Afghan forces increase pressure on Taliban: NATO chief

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Mar 15, 2018 - 17:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO has decided to increase the size of its training mission “Resolute Support (RS)” in Afghanistan from the current 13,000 troops to 16,000, the alliance chief said Thursday.
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Strong Afghan state vital to political settlement: NATO

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Mar 15, 2018 - 16:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): A strong Afghan state is essential to create the necessary conditions for a political resolution to the current conflict in the country, NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) says. In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan...
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Haqqanis behind high-profile attacks in Afghanistan: NATO

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Mar 08, 2018 - 10:09
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The Haqqani network -- which continues to enjoy significant support inside Pakistan, has been responsible for several high-profile terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, a top NATO commander said on Wednesday. “We still see there is...
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Taliban suffered heavy losses in joint operations: NATO

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Mar 06, 2018 - 15:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan and US Special Forces partnered over the past two weeks, to inflict damage on the Taliban's land, leadership and financing across Afghanistan, the NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission said on Tuesday. Crisis Response Unit 222,...
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NATO supportive of reforms in police ranks, says MoI

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Mar 04, 2018 - 17:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials have discussed reforms in police ranks and other important issues with NATO’s Resolute Support Mission (RSM) commanders. Interior MinisterWais Ahmad Barmak met NATO’s joint operational...
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Don’t let politics harm security, Nicholson asks politicians

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Mar 01, 2018 - 10:17
KABUL (Pajhwok): A top American military commander has asked Afghanistan’s political leaders not to let politics undermine the security situation in the country. “We’re in this together. We’re fighting terrorism together and everyone wants a...
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US military urges Moscow to help Kabul not Taliban

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Feb 25, 2018 - 15:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US military has rejected Russia’s claim about the strength of Daesh or Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan as exaggerated, asking Moscow and Tehran to support the Afghan government instead of the Taliban rebels. Russia has...
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NATO renews commitment to peace in Afghanistan

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Feb 24, 2018 - 15:36
KABUL (Pajhwok): A high-level NATO delegation visited Afghanistan from February 23 to 24 and reaffirmed their commitment to lasting peace in the war-torn country, the Resolute Support (RS) mission said on Saturday. Headed by Gen. General Curtis...
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Taliban will never win on the battlefield: NATO

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Feb 16, 2018 - 09:15
KABUL(Pajhwok) ): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, Taliban have to understand that they will never win on the battlefield urged them to come to the negotiating table and agree to a political solution. The secretary general was...
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Afghan government to decide about Chinese military base: NATO

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Feb 15, 2018 - 16:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged close regional cooperation to address ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. The secretary general expressed the view while addressing a press conference on Thursday after the NATO defence...
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NATO to boost Afghan training mission: Stoltenberg

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Feb 14, 2018 - 13:05
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says experience from Afghanistan shows that strengthening local forces is one of the best tools in the fight against terrorism. At least 28 allies and partners were increasing their troop...
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US expands anti-rebel air campaign to north

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Feb 06, 2018 - 13:25
KABUL (Pajhwok) : US forces have launched a series of precision strikes in northern Afghanistan to destroy insurgent revenue sources, training facilities and support networks. “Over the past 96 hours, US forces conducted air operations to strike...
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NATO will continue to stand with Afghans: Stoltenberg

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Jan 30, 2018 - 10:18
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO will continue to stand with Afghans in the fight against terrorism and their struggle to build peace and reconciliation in their country, the secretary-general says. The alliance stood in sympathy and solidarity with...
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UN, US, NATO condemn attack on Kabul culture center

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Dec 28, 2017 - 17:34
KABUL (Pajhwok): The UN, US and NATO on Thursday strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Kabul that targeted a news agency and a cultural center in Kabul, killing more than 40 people, including women and children. The attack, claimed by the Islamic...
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RSM troop levels being increased, says NATO chief

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Dec 21, 2017 - 15:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO is increasing the number of troops serving in the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan, the alliance chief says. “In Afghanistan we have transitioned from combat operations to the training and advising of local Afghan...
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NATO, US confirm Al-Qaeda leader’s killing in Afghanistan

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Dec 06, 2017 - 12:58
KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and NATO on Wednesday confirmed the killing of a senor Al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan. A day earlier, the National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Omar Khetab, also known as Omar Mansour, was killed along with 80...
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NATO vows to protect children in Afghan conflict

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Dec 06, 2017 - 12:52
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government has signed and put into force a child protection policy, shielding children from the adverse effects of armed conflict. Minister of Defence Tariq Shah Bahrami signed the initiative -- the outcome of a year-long...
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NATO eyes strengthening military presence in Afghanistan

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Dec 05, 2017 - 14:56
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO foreign ministerial meeting kicked off on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the Alliance’s continuing adaptation in the face of diverse and evolving security challenges, according to a media reports. The Ministerial meeting agenda...
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Moscow to NATO: Help contain Afghan drug threat

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Dec 04, 2017 - 14:28
KABUL (Pajhwok): Moscow on Monday asked NATO for a joint campaign to ward off the drug threat posed by Afghanistan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued call while addressing the Parliamentarians Against Drugs Conference in Moscow. In 2017...
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Reconcile, live in irrelevance or die, Taliban told

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Nov 29, 2017 - 11:40
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen John Nicholson, says the Taliban have three choices -- to reconcile, live in irrelevance or die In view of the sustained pressure, the terrorist group could no longer win...
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