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Mullah Fazlullah's kid killed in drone strike in Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
Abdullah reiterate government’s peace offer to Taliban
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Chief Executive of the Government of National Unity Abdullah Abdullah
... the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against Karzai. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun...
reiterated the government’s peace offer to Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group in a bid to end the ongoing violence through reconciliation.

Speaking during a gathering organized on the eve of International Women’s Day, Abdullah said the government is prepared to recognize Taliban as a political group.

However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
he said the group must first lay down arms, cut ties with the terror groups and networks, and renounce violence.

Abdullah further added that the government is committed to share the details with the public regarding any peace agreement to be reached with the Taliban group as he assured that no deal will be concluded in secret.

This comes as the Taliban group has so far refrained from participation in direct peace talks with the Afghan government and insists on direct talks with the US.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Germany to increase troop level in Afghanistan to 1300 soldiers
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Germany will deploy hundreds more soldiers to Afghanistan as the cabinet of the government of Germany on Wednesday approved the deployment of more soldiers in the framework of the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-Resolute Support Mission.

The German defense minister Ursula Von Der Leyen has said the troop level in Afghanistan will be increased to 1300 soldiers.

According to reports, Germany is currently having more than 960 troops in Afghanistan who are mainly operating within the framework of the NATO train, advise, and assist mission in the northern parts of the country.

This comes as the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said last month that the alliance is aiming to increase the number of the international forces in the framework of the train, advise, and assist mission to close to 16,000 during the year 2018.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Isn't that pretty much the bulk of the German military?
/sarc
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/09/2018 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Why? What are they going to do? Their ROI are incredibly restrictive. They are more burden than help.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 03/09/2018 14:00 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Faizul followed Dawah Ilallah forum’s guidance to attack Zafar Iqbal
[Dhaka Tribune] Foyzur Rahman Faizul, who stabbed noted author Professor Zafar Iqbal at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), has confessed that he carried out the attack under the guidance of an holy warrior internet forum named Dawah Ilallah.

During interrogation, the culprit also revealed that members of that forum frequently held discussion about murdering the professor.

The information was disclosed by a number of officials concerned on Wednesday.

According to sources, after being instructed by the forum users to murder Zafar Iqbal, Faizul joined a gym in the Medina Market area of Sylhet, for physical training.

The forum also provided guidance to Faizul, instructing him on how to carry out a lethal attack.

The youth then bought a commando knife from the al-Hamra Market in Zindabazar area of Sylhet.

Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Golam Kibria said: "We have a strong suspicion that someone accompanied Faizul during the attack on Zafar Iqbal but the youth is refusing to talk about it, and is repeatedly claiming that he acted alone.

"However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
he did provide us with some useful information, which is being scrutinized."

The police commissioner said: "We now know some crucial information, such as the recent whereabouts of Faizul, where he bought the commando knife from and details about his plan.

"A drive to identify and detain his cohorts is currently underway."

What is Dawah Ilallah forum?
An official of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, on condition of anonymity, said: "Faizul admitted during interrogation that he was a member of an internet forum named Dawah Ilallah.

"The forum labeled Zafar Iqbal as an atheist, and held frequent discussions on possible ways to murder him. Faizul volunteered to kill the professor. The forum users than began to train and guide the youth through forum discussions."

The official further added: "With the help of virtual discussions, Faizul was taught to attack targets on their heads and at the back of their necks for a quick death. Based on the training, he attacked Zafar Iqbal on his head and neck."

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick......
a number of officials concerned have confirmed that Dawah Ilallah is an internet forum run by banned terror groups Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Ansar al-Islam.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)


Southeast Asia
Myanmar building bunkers, barbed-wire fences in border area
[Dhaka Tribune] Armed forces of Myanmar are building bunkers and installing barbed wire on fences near the Tambru border, raising serious concerns from the locals and the Rohingya refugees
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army



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